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Hate does not nearly explain what one feels When "cancer" strikes and life's joys it steals Randomly it comes to the young and old So often before life's stories are told God's reasons cannot be understood Faith commands the bad and the good I sit by his bedside and hold him tight Easing his passing with all of my might Sometime soon we may find the answer To this horrible scourge called cancer

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  1. Date: 8/2/2012 12:07:00 AM
    Barbara. now this was a fun contest to follow out of curiosity... Congratulations with your awesome win... Michael's contest was awesome~xox PD

  1. Date: 8/1/2012 1:44:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in Michael's "What"WORD" do you hate most????" contest Barbara. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/31/2012 8:36:00 AM
    congrats BG on a marvelous write on cancer and a glorious win for it.. my Mom died of this dread disease and it still hurts today.. thankxx for sharing..

  1. Date: 7/30/2012 3:22:00 PM
    great word you chose to hate. Big congrats on your win, Barbara.

  1. Date: 7/30/2012 2:24:00 PM
    Barbara congrats on your win, yep, but it plagues our lives...David

  1. Date: 7/30/2012 12:47:00 PM
    Congrats on your win, Barbara. I word I also hate because it is synonymous withe suffering. :( Love and Blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 7/30/2012 10:33:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win. :-)

  1. Date: 7/30/2012 10:32:00 AM
    Not a word I would embrace. Good write, Barbara. Love, Suzette

  1. Date: 7/30/2012 10:11:00 AM
    Amen! I hate this word too! Congrats on your creativity!

  1. Date: 7/30/2012 8:25:00 AM
    congrats on your win Barbara

  1. Date: 7/30/2012 7:10:00 AM
    Congratulations on you well deserved win Barbara xx

  1. Date: 7/30/2012 6:40:00 AM
    A powerful write and a winning piece... Congrat on a subject that is all to familliar with many of us... hugs n luv Michael

  1. Date: 7/29/2012 4:36:00 AM
    A very emotional write,Barbara.And how unfair it all is too.A collegue of me lost his daughter last summer due to cancer.She was only 31yrs,had two little kiddoes which now has to grow up without their mother.Its so sad,and unfair.Thanks for sharing this touching and heartfelt poem with us.Have a great Sunday,Barbara.Take Care,Arild

  1. Date: 7/27/2012 11:45:00 PM
    O dear! Wish we could eradicate this awful thing from our lives and our loved ones, but it so happens that it strikes anyone it wishes at the very core of their being and leaves everyone in a hurting state. So sad, but a great expressive write. One love. Joy Wells

  1. Date: 7/27/2012 8:24:00 PM
    This is so true Barbara.A sad poem here.Best wishes.

  1. Date: 7/27/2012 6:07:00 PM
    A very true and touching poem. Well done. I don't think there are answers. Lee