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Ribbon Daughter in Law Tied

Your visit to the clinic
with your positive attitude back fired,
that dreaded word
no matter how gentle, how sincere given, stabs.
Yet you rose above all that
you fought with an energy entwined
along with the surgeon’s skill.
You lost apart of you that day,
but undeterred kicked this parasite
into touch, the score in your favour.
Your loss of hair
a symbol of courage
oh yes, chemo took its toil
but it was the cancer that died.
So to you diagnosed don’t wait
get on with your life,
because these victims are now strong
willing to help and ready for combat,
a confrontation
cancer just cannot win!

dedicated to Sheryl Horsman, my Daughter in Law,
who had both breast removed, after a most vicious form of cancer..
she as now being cleared of the diease.. 

© Harry J Horsman 2012    

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  1. Date: 1/7/2014 11:00:00 AM
    My mother in law was victim of breast cancer. Your words may do lots of good. Congrats on the selection. daver

  1. Date: 1/5/2014 9:17:00 PM
    Harry, making my last rounds on the soup... The featured poems were always my favorite pages on the soup..... CONGRATULATIONS:) on having your poem featured on the soups HOME PAGE. A nice way in starting the year:)- Goodnight poet friend <3 =LINDA

  1. Date: 11/11/2013 12:24:00 AM
    Excellent news for your daughter in-law. fantastic dedication by you. A well deserved win.

  1. Date: 11/9/2013 7:25:00 PM
    good seeing this one again, dear harry. Congrats on your win with this sensitive writing.

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 10:28:00 PM
    Harry, my favorite poet. , lovely impressive win................ SKAT :)

  1. Date: 11/6/2013 8:17:00 PM
    Excellent entry Harry, so happy it turned out good for your daughter in law, xxx

  1. Date: 11/6/2013 3:34:00 PM
    'But it was the cancer that died'...perfect line for this critical and relevant subject Harry...My youngest daughter is a double mastectomy survivor so I can surley identify...Congratulations - Tim

  1. Date: 11/6/2013 1:55:00 PM
    Hello PINKTOBER, winning poet --- HARRY --- Thank you for embracing my contest with your poem. I took my time on this particular contest, many heartfelt poems:-(... If you'd like:) stop by my latest blog "Hold My Pen While I Write." In there you will find my very own PinkTober invitation. Take Care & have yourself an awesome day... xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 6:50:00 AM
    A Super Congratulations on your placement in P.D....'s "Femme fatale" contest Harry. Love Carol

  1. Date: 12/4/2012 1:59:00 AM
    Many many congrats for this deep write and win.

  1. Date: 12/3/2012 5:44:00 PM
    my #1~SKAT

  1. Date: 12/3/2012 3:49:00 AM
    Congrats on your winning place Harry xx

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 5:50:00 PM
    Congrad's on your winning write. Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 10:00:00 AM
    My heartfelt congratulations on your great win my dear friend, Harry! love/hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 9:26:00 AM
    Uplifting story Harry! It's always nice to hear of victories. Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 7:39:00 AM
    Wow, it doesn't get much closer than that. I am happy to hear she was one of the winners. Congrats on your win and for honoring women in this way.

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 4:14:00 AM
    Harry. :-) Congratulations with your heartfelt poem.. always~ PD

  1. Date: 11/19/2012 8:24:00 AM
    This is a very beautiful dedication/ poem my dear friend, Harry! It's very inspirational and spirit-uplifting one! Please give my sweet regards to your daughter-in-law. Congratulations for this great write ! Have a blessed and wonderful day to you and your family! love/hugs, Leonora

    Galinta Avatar Leonora Galinta
    Date: 11/19/2012 8:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much for your warm congratulatory comments and your nice comments on my poems.
  1. Date: 11/18/2012 8:10:00 AM
    These women deserve Purple Hearts aye..such courage. Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/17/2012 7:20:00 PM
    Tearjerking. . . this is just a marvelous piece Harry. ;_; She must be an amazing individual--a real fighter. That--in itself, besides your brilliant, touching poem--- incredibly inspiring. Always, Laura