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Pink Pink Pink

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Pink Pink Pink

         "Pink  Pink  Pink"



Cathy and I were fair feathered friends
two femme fatales with similar blends
lying on white beach, absorbing Sun rays
as our kids built sand castles on warm Summer days.

every evening we strolled on the Boardwalk for fun
her cutsy twin daughters; my rammy five sons
as soft breezes laced sundresses of pink
we sipped on refreshing snow cones icy drinks.

after the children were snuggled in their beds
with visions of dreams dancing in little heads
Cathy and I sat 'neath moonlight on wooden deck
suddenly she was sobbing as tears streamed down her neck.

quickly to comfort her emotions so strong
I instantly inquired, "what happened?  what's wrong?
she received her report from yearly breast exam
diagnosis stated bluntly from recent mammogram.

this petite little lady was so frightened inside
a worried single Mother for her daughters, if she died,
so we laced up our sneakers and walked for the cure
she began her kemo and for three years endured.

Cathy constantly smiled and would not be defeated
her race for life would soon be completed
remission occured and all took a deep breath
a shining example for a quality quest.

then one cold Winter morning she felt intense pain
her heart beating fast, she collapsed in vain
she was so brave when the news was so bleak
in the hospital room we all started to weep.

though the cancer returned Cathy was in peace
her first grandson was due to be born Christmas week
she never relinquished her positive vibes
with great inner strength she vowed to stay alive.

to hold her new bundle of joy in her arms
her last wish was granted for her bracelet of charms
Cathy closed her eyes one snowy Christmas Eve
baby Dante born early for she so believed.

each Christmas we hang pink ribbons on the tree
and sing her favorite caroles out loud and with glee
her spirit lives on and her courage, we remember
a celebration for Cathy every festive December.


*For P.D.'s Contest.
*A true story of my best friend, Catherine Villari Litton. 

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  1. Date: 3/13/2014 3:15:00 AM
    love this one all over again... ~Love you forever my bff....... RIP Sweet Linda-Marie ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 6:55:00 AM
    A Super Congratulations on your placement in P.D....'s "Femme fatale" contest Linda. Love Carol

  1. Date: 12/4/2012 2:01:00 AM
    Many many congrats for this deep write and win.

  1. Date: 12/3/2012 3:56:00 AM
    Congrats on your HM Linda Marie xx

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 10:25:00 AM
    My hearty congratulations on your awesome win my dear friend Linda-M! This is a very wonderful dedication you've written and I extremely love it. love always, Leonora

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 6:36:00 AM
    WON IN CONTEST .. THANKXXX.

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 4:17:00 AM
    Linda, my bff . :-) Congratulations with your heartfelt poem.. always~ PD

  1. Date: 11/28/2012 1:00:00 PM
    What a beautiful and sad poem. You are a good friend. I do want to add and I hope you'll forgive me but, I believe people are dying unnecessarily of cancer because of the corruption and politics in the medical industry. Theres more money to be made treating cancer than curing it and a cure would put many out of business.

  1. Date: 11/12/2012 2:37:00 PM
    heartfelt write here, my friend - and a beautiful tribute to your dear friend Cathy

  1. Date: 11/12/2012 11:23:00 AM
    Heart warming n heart breaking piece. Love the writes that come from true life experiences You memories draw from the afterlife and keep the spirit alive. Ps giants made me sad :•( Hugs n luv to my Jersey Girl. Michael

  1. Date: 11/5/2012 3:11:00 PM
    wow, linda, what a marvelous true story. It's good she had insurance or she would not have been able to have even those few years to see her kids growing. this is a sure winner.

  1. Date: 11/5/2012 9:56:00 AM
    Wow, what a dedication to a wonderful woman my friend! I can tell she was a truly special person just by the way you express yourself within this write! This is a blessed poem Linda-Marie, I just know she has enjoyed reading this incredible piece as well....because I know she's here with you in spirit! I really enjoyed reading this awesome and sentimental write this afternoon! What an extremely wonderful poem, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 11/5/2012 6:32:00 AM
    A too beautiful touching story of an inspiring and courageous lady. Strength of will power endures all.Excellent dedication to her by you Linda. Very well penned.

  1. Date: 11/4/2012 11:35:00 PM
    A TRUE STORY POETS OF COURAGE AND HOPE AND LOVE.. THRU HER SUFFERING SHE BROUGHT SMILES TO ALL WHO KNEW HER .. LUV.. MISS U CATHY.