Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership
Quote of the Day

Quote Left"A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world."Quote Right

by Joseph Addison

  |  Comment

See and share Beautiful Nature Photos and amazing photos of interesting places

A Courageous Battle

Rick Parise Avatar Rick Parise - LIFETIME Premium Member Rick Parise - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail Go to Poets Blog Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled A Courageous Battle which was written by poet Rick Parise. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by Rick Parise

Best Rick Parise Poems

+ Fav Poet

A Courageous Battle

~ perspective was found through days of rain and sorrow though laughter still came a long painful plight ensued and in one breath she had gone......... ~ A true story regarding one of my close friends. Cancer spread throughout her body so, so quick She passed one month ago today. I Love you Karen!!!

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
  1. Date: 10/17/2012 2:27:00 PM
    Hola Rick, stopping by again, your poem is a situation many have to face, with last minutes warning. Not giving enough time for longer goodbyes. I feel sad, after reading about your loss Rick, Dear Karen, where ever you are, I want you to know, Rick, has moved me with tears, and he is a caring and good guy... God bless you,, Rick, hugs for now... xox~pd

  1. Date: 10/9/2012 9:23:00 AM
    I have somehow missed your poems, but this is beautiful in its sadness. So touching. Lost both parents to cancer.

  1. Date: 10/1/2012 4:28:00 PM
    Rick. WHere ARE you?? This one I have read. And still you have not posted anything new. Well , thanks for reading a current post of mine. hope you are well.

  1. Date: 9/28/2012 7:12:00 PM
    So nice! Rich why did you decide to read In Hail? I was just looking at it..so odd, it's an old one! Light & Love

  1. Date: 9/9/2012 5:50:00 PM
    So many dying, the food, the air, the water polluted and we ingest it. Light & Love

  1. Date: 8/20/2012 8:59:00 AM
    thankxxx Rick for my win in your contest.. am so honored to have been among the winners.. hope all is well with u luv..

  1. Date: 7/18/2012 11:57:00 PM
    poingyant testimony - good use of the poetic craft - we find ourselves through pain & we loose ourselves by pleasure - J.A.B. 2012 AF&AM

  1. Date: 6/23/2012 7:24:00 PM
    So sad! Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/19/2012 9:06:00 AM
    Intense and very motive verse, Rick. Congrats on your win. Ruben.

  1. Date: 6/19/2012 6:40:00 AM
    Congratulations on your super win in Joann's "Contankacerous" contest ^Rick. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/19/2012 3:50:00 AM
    Touching tribute to your friend, may peace be with her. Congrats on the win!

  1. Date: 6/18/2012 6:43:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win!!!! GREAT JOB!!!

  1. Date: 6/18/2012 2:45:00 PM
    so touching....a lovely tribute, that breaks the heart!

  1. Date: 6/17/2012 8:12:00 AM
    Very heartfelt!!!

  1. Date: 6/12/2012 12:28:00 PM
    heartfelt and heartbreaking write, my friend. Thanks, Rick - really enjoyed your contest : )

  1. Date: 6/11/2012 8:01:00 AM
    Heartbreaking and real, and I'm so sorry to hear of your friend, Rick. Too often this is true for many of us who have lost someone we love. This poem, I'm sure, did not come easy.

  1. Date: 6/10/2012 8:42:00 PM
    oh my gosh, you took the contest and made it beautifully and tragically real. LOVE this, Rick and thanks for my win. I read all your winners. Each one was uniquely wonderful.