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Proud Pink

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Proud Pink

C'mon you ole devil, take your best shot!
You kidding? That's it? Is that all you got?
I know where I'M going; He's saved me a spot
I'll warn you once more in case you forgot
You're messin' with one of God's children

I'm CHOSEN, you see and that is my role
You WILL NOT BEAT ME if that is your goal
You may take my body but can't touch my soul
Go back and gnaw in your fiery red hole!
You're messin' with one of God's children

I'm STRONG from the trials that I have been through
The fears and the tears from paying what's due
I've felt His wrath and His grace and love too
I've seem much tougher than the likes of you!
You're messin' with one of God's children

I'm bald as a baby's naked behind
My chest is a wreck but you won't hear ME whine!
My looks ain't the book on how I'm defined
You might wanna' bear this thought in your mind
You're messin' with one of God's children

Go bug someone else you think you might scare!
Someday I'll sit back in my rockin' chair
With those who I love, laughing at despair
If not, that's okay...I'm in His kind care
You're messin' with one of God's children

For Anthony's 'Think Pink' contest
This is a re-titled, edited and extended version of a poem I posted 5 years ago after my daughter Crissy's double mastectomy
This is dedicated to her. She's now cancer free...Still kickin' ass and taking names!

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  1. Date: 1/1/2013 12:00:00 PM
    Congrats on your win... Knew you would! You're that good.

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 6:56:00 AM
    A Super Congratulations on your placement in P.D....'s "Femme fatale" contest Tim. Love Carol

  1. Date: 12/3/2012 3:57:00 AM
    Congrats on your HM Tim xx

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 5:58:00 PM
    well she's a member of a winning family..got her nerve and her guts from you and her mom and she sure sound like a wonder!! Congrad's on your winning write. Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 10:29:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win my dear friend, Tim! love/hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 4:18:00 AM
    Tim. :-) Congratulations with your heartfelt poem.. always~ PD

  1. Date: 11/11/2012 3:52:00 PM
    Tim, I'm moved by this poem. Good luck in the contest~SKAT~

  1. Date: 11/10/2012 8:08:00 AM
    Hi Tim - Sounds like you have a tiger in your midst. I'm so happy for you and Chrissy and am in awe of her grit and bravery. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 8:33:00 PM
    GOOD one Cher and YOU are a handsom man yourself..a match for any man! re: Take That..glad you got a rise out of it ;)...Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 8:15:00 PM
    Hello Tim, I'm taking a quick peek at your poem,, thank you for the support.. the poem is heartfelt,, Thanks God, for the friendship... , thank you for sharing your poem, always :-) PD

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 11:46:00 PM
    wow, I see why you really got into this one after reading the dedication. This is a very good entry and PD is gonna LOVE it.

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 8:37:00 PM
    Wow Tim, a poem with attitude that rocks. So happy for your daugthter and happy you put that bad one in his place. You tell it like it is! Love, Lizzie

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 1:13:00 PM
    that's the spirit, tim... such a daunting, fearless write that provides a channel for your creative prowess... glad crissy is moving on; a brave soul she is....impressive take on the theme!..:) huggs