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The True Cause of My Cancer

Could be anything
But I know it was your Hate
YEARS, stuffed down my throat
Accumulating as this:
Esophageal Cancer

For the "Cantankacerous" Contest

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  1. Date: 2/7/2013 12:56:00 PM
    Interesting thoughts about the cancer and I think that emotions can truly effect our bodies..Enjoyed reading this afternoon..Thanks for the visits..I appreciate you stopping by..Sara

  1. Date: 7/10/2012 8:17:00 PM
    More poems from you, sweetie!!!

  1. Date: 6/27/2012 9:07:00 AM
    Hate is a cancer isn't it Susan; an amazing truth you've penned here!

  1. Date: 6/25/2012 11:07:00 AM
    Strongest correlation to cancer of any of the entries...very strong statement that needs to be heard...Hey, I didn't know you were a perennial til I went to the garden center today...You are hardy and here a long long time! llololol. Beautiful flower, gal! gwendolen

  1. Date: 6/21/2012 11:59:00 PM
    Susan, I know I saw this GREAT poem of yours before and yet I see no comment from me here. Maybe I saw it at PFT. Anyway, I see congratulations are in order.WAY to GO, my friend!!

  1. Date: 6/20/2012 3:12:00 PM
    An award-winning APPLAUSE for this great tanka... Congrats Susan...You really shined! Luv, Gwendolen

  1. Date: 6/20/2012 10:22:00 AM
    grats on win took me a moment to figure this out (possibly with help from the comments below) see i knew you had potential and this is truelly a poem and work of art

  1. Date: 6/19/2012 6:30:00 PM
    cancerous love,great write B-E-S

  1. Date: 6/19/2012 1:41:00 PM
    Yike! But I do know what you mean the throat area is related to the 3rd chakra and has to do with finding and using your own voice [one meaning is speaking up & out for onself..singing is a healing way to use this chakra!] It took me 30 years to find my voice and I am still working on it. From your verse I can tell you are working hard on your voice too. BIG HUGS! Congrad's on Your Win Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/19/2012 8:44:00 AM
    I like the analogy between hate and cancer. Good one, Susan! Congratulations on your top win! Ruben.

  1. Date: 6/19/2012 7:23:00 AM
    Heartfelt and heartbreaking piece, Susan - I'm sorry you had such a hateful person in your life. Thanks very much - loved your contest and congrats on your wins : )

  1. Date: 6/19/2012 6:32:00 AM
    Another overwhelming 1st place winner Susan. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/19/2012 3:36:00 AM
    Your deserve this win fully with such a heart wrenching write. Amazing Tanka, congrats!

  1. Date: 6/18/2012 6:33:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win!!!! GREAT JOB!!!

  1. Date: 6/18/2012 4:50:00 PM
    Beautiful piece,Susan...Great job..Congratulations on your superb win...

  1. Date: 6/18/2012 2:37:00 PM
    It really DOES go down like this CONGRATULATIONS on your win, Susan <3

  1. Date: 6/18/2012 2:34:00 PM
    It is true, how such a thing could cause harm in so many ways....mental/physical diseases go hand in hand....Well done!

  1. Date: 6/18/2012 2:30:00 PM
    Susan, another WOW write from you! Congrats on your win!! Love, Rhonda

  1. Date: 6/18/2012 12:08:00 PM
    Stored up rage can def have negative effects on cells...chronic stress can wreak all sorts of havok...I love this idea for Joann's contest and I love each and every poem like yours that makes us stop and think a moment about our actions. You wrote a great one, Susan. * I always like to take the time to thank a sponsor for taking precious time to throw a contest...those who don't sponsor them do not fully understand the responsibility...Thank u for appreciating my military twist on eggs...although my topic is controversial. Love, Gwendolen

  1. Date: 6/17/2012 5:51:00 AM
    A very powerful Tanka!! Love it!!