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Cancer

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Cancer

Cancer, I hate you with a deep passion
You took my dad not in a timely fashion

My dad was the backbone of our family
His absence left an aching need cavity

He held our family together with prayer
Away from Satan’s snare and hell’s fire

Then one day he was so terrible sick
We thought this must be a silly trick

The doctor said he had not much time
O no the family thought this is a crime

The best father there was down by cancer
Riding on a black horse this hated lancer




For Michael J. Falotico's contest

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  1. Date: 8/22/2012 11:08:00 AM
    tough break

  1. Date: 8/17/2012 10:24:00 PM
    WOW Joy! I can totally relate. Lost both my father and recently my aunt to that killer called cancer. The words hit home! Vwer touching poem! Lots of luck and blessings in Michael's contest. Raising awareness is very important.

  1. Date: 7/29/2012 8:41:00 PM
    Yes I know cancer too, my father with throat cancer 1983,,, my brother a year ado this past May.

  1. Date: 7/29/2012 6:54:00 AM
    Yes, it is a dread disease..Some now with treatment linger but at some point the quality of life is so low that they all want to be let go..I am saddened that this happened to you..Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my work and letting me know that there is a predator on here seeking whom he may devour..Sara

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    Date: 7/29/2012 6:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My biological mother died when I was 15 months old..I was told that she had some form of cancer..I don't remember her since I was so young..Sara
  1. Date: 7/29/2012 2:22:00 AM
    Joy, my dad as well, I know how it feels, good luck....David

  1. Date: 7/28/2012 9:22:00 PM
    Awesome piece here Joy! I liked how you portrayed the darkness of cancer. When you painted the horror of cancer it is quite evident the pain within! Your father seemed to be a very awesome guy, sorry you have lost him! This is a wonderful poem! Great Work!!

  1. Date: 7/28/2012 9:20:00 PM
    Awesome piece here Joy! I liked how you portrayed the darkness of cancer. When you painted the horror of cancer it is quite evident the pain within! Your father seemed to be a very awesome guy, sorry you have lost him! This is a wonderful poem! Great Work!!