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The Race Of Life

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The Race Of Life

We worked in and worked out
She knelt down in silent prayer
Our bodies shaped without doubt
Unable to see the pain so rare

We danced and we sang songs
She gave the best of herself to all
We watched her smile a mile long
Unable to see the fear lurking on the wall

And as we soared and ate gala feast
She kept a vigil by the window sill
The disease ate her like a starved beast
Alone she took the chemo, the pain and the pill

We fought and watched each other’s back
She went thru some searing days
The angels watched her every track
They were with her all the way

Sad and disturbed and neglected we felt
She showed miracles with a smiling face
With strength and hope and confidence
She ran ahead of us in this life’s race

Dedicated to the most wonderful woman I’ve ever known, my spiritual mother, (AM), who had breast cancer and she survived and is well.
27/10/2012

By Tahera Mannan

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  1. Date: 12/7/2012 6:52:00 AM

    A Super Congratulations on your placement in P.D....'s "Femme fatale" contest Tahere. Love Carol

  1. Date: 12/3/2012 3:53:00 AM

    Congrats on your HM Tahera xx

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 5:55:00 PM

    Because you are you..you draw wonder and kindness to you..like seeks like :)Congrad's on your winning write. Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 10:13:00 AM

    My hearty congratulations on your awesome win my dear friend, Tahera! love and hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 4:15:00 AM

    Tahera. :-) Congratulations with your heartfelt poem.. always~ PD

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 9:56:00 PM

    lovely,God watches over His angels,prayer is the key that opens every miracle,great write Tahera

  1. Date: 10/28/2012 10:02:00 AM

    wonderful poem, with a positive ending. my nephew as just been diagnoised with leukemia,his chemo starts tomorrow... thanks for this poem...

  1. Date: 10/28/2012 1:59:00 AM

    So lovely and touching.

  1. Date: 10/28/2012 1:45:00 AM

    What a beautifully touching poem. Your spiritual mother sounds like an angel.

  1. Date: 10/27/2012 8:23:00 PM

    This is a beautiful tribute to a brave soul. So happy to hear she is now well. My sister in law, younger than me, passed away from breast cancer. She fought the good fight but didn't tell anyone. She died as she lived, privately. I often wonder if prayer and Reiki could have saved her had she confided in us, her family. She left behind a son and daughter and never got to see her first grandchild which is so sad.

  1. Date: 10/27/2012 4:21:00 PM

    Hope she likes this as much I do..Its beautiful..BG

  1. Date: 10/27/2012 2:11:00 PM

    Beautiful piece. A proud touching poem. You are very talented. Hugs Michael

  1. Date: 10/27/2012 1:10:00 PM

    Inspiring story of a gritty and wonderful lady. Love reading your poetry Tahera. Many congratulations on yoour many great wins!

  1. Date: 10/27/2012 12:44:00 AM

    A wonderful poem about a wonderful woman. Thank God she is well. With warmest wishes, larisa

  1. Date: 10/27/2012 12:30:00 AM

    in the midst of suffering and pure hope, your poem is written in tender flame, tahera... a joyful , beautiful read!..) huggs