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Short Cancer Poems. These are the most popular short poems on or about Cancer by PoetrySoup Members. You can search for Cancer short poems by poem length and keyword.

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Short Cancer poem by Heather Godwin| Details |

My Cancer


Short Cancer poem by Robert Heemstra| Details |

Where's the Cure

it’s hard to believe
the twenty-first century
no cure for Cancer

Short Cancer poem by Robb A. Kopp| Details |

Challenge Thrown Down

decides to answer
physically challenged dancer 
self pity’s cancer

Short Cancer poem by RUDOLPH RINALDI| Details |

He lived Into old age

He lived 
Into old age. 
And died
From cancer 
Of the MIGHTY thought.

Short Cancer poem by Abe Lopez| Details |

Nature's Fury

Nature is a beast
Warm susnshine, cool blue water
Cancer, wrathful flood.

Short Cancer poem by Russell Sivey| Details |

Sun Tan

Sun radiation
Fun to look nice with a tan
Cancer death awaits

Russell Sivey

Short Cancer poem by J B| Details |


like a cancer spreads
across the wires, distance grows
placid like your heart

Short Cancer poem by Raul Moreno| Details |

Weeping Petals

Sobbing flowers mourn,
As cancer plagues the garden:
Grub worms at their roots.

Short Cancer poem by Ed Coet| Details |



if you have cancer
      and you’re seeking an answer
find it in prayer

Short Cancer poem by harry horsman| Details |


is the cancer of love lies,
pain unbearable.

© Harry J Horsman 2013    

Short Cancer poem by Michael J. Falotico| Details |

Brian's Song

strong friendship
cancer takes him

"My Favorite Movie" contest

Short Cancer poem by Andrew Crisci| Details |


Doesn't Christmastime mean
presents, carols and cheers?
But for one it won't
be a jolly Holiday
diagnosed with breast cancer.

Short Cancer poem by Ruth Courtney| Details |

Love You

total enchantment
the time I shared here with you
long past the times, few
sometimes I feel the cancer  
is in us both not just you

Short Cancer poem by Joe Flach| Details |

Cancer Limerick (ADULTS ONLY)

Just look at the symbol for Cancer
And about me you'll have your answer
I think its devine
To perform 69
As a great sexual enhancer

Short Cancer poem by Comfortably Insignificant| Details |

Two Survivors

My mother and aunts
All suffered from breast cancer
Mom’s right breast removed

She had the choice to abort
But she risked her life for me

Short Cancer poem by Kathy Gillet| Details |


It has been one year.
My dad died from lung cancer.
He's resting in peace.

©  Kathy Mary Gillet
©  February 15, 2007 All Rights Reserved

Short Cancer poem by Cynthia Alvez| Details |

Raindrops Falling

The rain pitter patters
Your name
Falling like tears
On everything!

The first rainfall after my "then" husband's death from cancer at age 34...

Short Cancer poem by Carol Register| Details |

Looking Forward

The future
A bright light
No gloom
Happiness is for the taking
I was lucky
No cancer was found
A winding road lays ahead
My journey
Travel I will

Short Cancer poem by Doris Culverhouse| Details |


Pay attention to the warning signs
Something is not right when things are abnormal
Pain, heavy
Cancer cells get them out
Treat the beast early to live

Short Cancer poem by olusegun Arowolo| Details |


               protects against
           ultraviolet sun rays
        depletion causes,floods,cancer

Short Cancer poem by Kenneth Fordham| Details |

An Angel Speaks

Do you believe in God, she asked?

Well I am not so sure, ….. Do you?

Of course I do, she says ….. 
He let me have cancer so I could touch your heart.

Short Cancer poem by Judith Angell Meyer| Details |


Carefree childhood
School days
Wedding Day
Beautiful girls
Creative seamstress
Met soul mate
Daily Joy
Forever after

Short Cancer poem by Joyce Johnson| Details |

Guided by the Stars

Contented and complete
Amiable and sweet
Nurturing and nice
Cancer's good advice
Ever tied to home
Resolved to never roam.

inspired by Danielle's contest.

Short Cancer poem by dakarai cobb| Details |

REUBEN COBB (my grandfather)

Daughter disconnected from her father.
It took years for you two to reconnect.
I had only one chance to talk to you.
The cancer took you, before we could meet.

Short Cancer poem by Joe Flach| Details |

Zodiac Cancer Dancer

There once was a man born under Cancer
Who was a lover and also a dancer
The girls he would waltz
With devious thoughts
The Cancer dancer wants to depants her

Short Cancer poem by Tom Larrow| Details |

Shades of Pink

Demon of the breast
Ravages women young and old
Cancer is the word

Winners fight this evil jinx
For all those that are at rest

Entry in "Cantankacerous" contest

Short Cancer poem by Caryl Muzzey| Details |

Breast Cancer

dreaded breast cancer
stages of growth tenderness
first thought is despair

main objective to destroy
shattering whole families

Copyright © 2012 By Caryl S. Muzzey

Short Cancer poem by Black Eyed Susan| Details |

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

Short Cancer poem by Joyce Johnson| Details |

Sign of Cancer

My sign is Cancer, born in July
Than to be mean, I'd rather die.
Loving and caring,
Friendly and sharing,
I can't brag any more, I'm too shy.

For Zodiac contest

Short Cancer poem by jack horne| Details |


A true psychopath,
Cancer thrives on victims’ fears,
Remorseless, it kills
Old men, women and children
And stabs young men in the back.

For Joann’s Cantankacerous contest

Short Cancer poem by Black Eyed Susan| Details |

bloomin shroom

Like a poisonous
Mushroom sprouting by my ear – 
A carcinoma

(for anyone who doesn't know, a carcinoma is a type of skin cancer that looks like an irregular mole)


Short Cancer poem by jack horne| Details |

a bride

she pads her bra
and smiles at her reflection - -
here comes the bride

my mum had breast cancer around 16 years ago and beat it : )

Jack Horne for PD’s Pinktober contest

Short Cancer poem by Rachel W| Details |


Stare deep in the eyes of your enemy,
For you may find something, no one else sees.
Cancer, a lost child, a marriage gone wrong.
Something inside her—forced her to be strong.

Short Cancer poem by Steve Eng| Details |

First Aid

Cut the cancer,
Lance the boil,
Oil the rash,
Gash the unnatural growths 
Inside your soul.

And splash on sentiment, afterward:
Cheap antiseptic, but it won’t sting.

Short Cancer poem by Black Eyed Susan| Details |

Greatest Holiday Gift

The greatest gift I ever received, 
Was hearing my mom was Cancer-free.
She was able to spend Christmas with us,
And we rejoiced in the miracle that it was.
A gift from above.


Short Cancer poem by Dalila Agtani| Details |


DRAGON FRUIT SORBET Moonflower, Queen of the Night This sweet dragon fruit Cancer fighting, wonder fruit Fleshy, thousand seeds Pureed and frozen Rich sorbet Sweet!

Short Cancer poem by Deb Wilson| Details |

Tragic Holidays

  Her soul mate is gone.
     Cancer took him from her world.
        Her sad eyes tell all.   
          Christmas will not be the same.
            His sweet touch far from her now.

Short Cancer poem by Seren Roberts| Details |

Pink Ribbon - Think Pink contest

Wear a badge of  hope
Showing that you care for others
Saying your aware
Breast Cancer kills both sexes
Pink plus pink/blue ribbons show
Your moral support for all.

Penned 25 September 2013

Short Cancer poem by jack horne| Details |

Signs of Love

and crab
and cancer sign
was the death of our affair in the stars?

was our successful marriage in the stars?
Piscean and
fish and

For Nette's Zodiac contest
Jack Horne

Short Cancer poem by Francine Roberts| Details |

the Cancer Woman

 Emotions guided by the moon.

A loyal mate to make you swoon.

Family is primary

Even if its contrary.

Harmony and heart are in tune.

for Zodiac contest: Cancer Woman
Francine Roberts

Short Cancer poem by Gregory Golden| Details |

You Carved This Path For Me

The doctor
Tells me
That I
Have terminal cancer and
I only have eight weeks to live
Oh Lord, I have so much to give
You carved this path for me and
We are connected, here on earth
I am sure and still are

Short Cancer poem by Sean Dunlap| Details |

Peeping Tom

Sick minds grow rapidly,
Yet they’re treated with equality.

Spread through our population,
The cancer of our generation.

Sex crimes, rape, and molestation,
Evolve from disgusting infatuations.

Short Cancer poem by Dorian Petersen Potter| Details |


(Cinquain syllable count) 

It is 
better to forgive 
than keep hate in our hearts 
Hatred like a cancer destroys 

Dorian Petersen Potter 
aka ladydp2000 

July 31,2009 

Short Cancer poem by tina stecher| Details |


A single cell gone wild
cancer sucking the flesh from your bones
your still chest, my broken heart
hope lost on that still night
weakened and weary my future looks bleak
crushed by the weight of what will never be.

Short Cancer poem by Carolyn Devonshire| Details |


sandman missed his house the night he was most needed consumed by such grief his wife, a cancer victim, had lost her battle that morn
*For Susan Burch’s “Tanka” contest Written March 19, 2012

Short Cancer poem by Doris Culverhouse| Details |


Kind treatment
Of Cancer in tatas
Measure of sweet and gentle touch
Examine your boobs each month for surety
Never take life and health for granted!!

Susan G. Komen for the Cure!!
Breast cancer awareness month!

Short Cancer poem by T.A. Skyles-Theoklapoet| Details |

CANCER'please read

Dear PS poets my husband was diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer and at this time he's my main concern and I've had to put poetry on the back burner for now but I will be back.So all your prayers are needed.Thanks so much

Short Cancer poem by Sara Kendrick| Details |

Sick Child

With cancer
Upset from illness
Feeling ugly from the hair loss
Depressed feels alienated wants to die because of all
Mother feels all the pain isolation of her daughter, she goes into bathroom shaves head

Short Cancer poem by Ashley Skillman| Details |

Three Haiku for Cancer Battle

Miracles are clouds
Far away, untouchable
Yet we’re flying through 

The face of Divine
Hides quietly inside this
Haze of fear and doubt

So my hope remains
Throughout the breaks of sadness
That you’ll see your light

Short Cancer poem by jennifer ward| Details |


I look to the sky and what do I see?A castle, a rainbow, and dreams for me,An end to this battle that I must fight,To rid my feelings of depression and fright,An end to cancer is not far away,It will be here someday... someday.

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