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The Big C

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The Big C

They call it the big C
Whisper it gently
They call it the big C
It catches out plenty

Causing        Calamity
Awareness    Afraid
Numbing       Nerves
Creating        Compassion
Ending           Existence
Robustly         Reviled

They call it the big C
Utter it low
They call it the big C
We’ve a long way to go

They call it the big C
One day will there be
Over the big C
Complete victory

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  1. Date: 1/30/2013 10:46:00 PM
    this is fantastic, Owen. Do you think the powers that be would ever allow us to have the cure? I bet there already IS one and we are not let in on the secret!

  1. Date: 11/11/2012 12:51:00 PM
    There is one big C you forgot! CONQUER!! Ha,ha..Very nice eye opening write you have here...Victory it shall be!

  1. Date: 11/10/2012 3:00:00 PM
    Howdy Owen,I like your creative rhyme alot my friend.We`ve had our rounds with the big C in my family.Have a peaceful and relaxing Saturday evening..Arild

    Yeates Avatar Owen Yeates
    Date: 11/11/2012 11:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Arild thanks for the comment, all the best Owen
  1. Date: 11/10/2012 1:48:00 PM
    Yes, I agree with Frank: it's a very serious subject. I like this poem and the style of it. Thanks for sharing. With warmest wishes, Larisa

    Yeates Avatar Owen Yeates
    Date: 11/11/2012 11:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Larissa thanks for the comment, all the best Owen
  1. Date: 11/10/2012 6:55:00 AM
    Most people don't wish to talk about Cancer, it is as if it is contagious. I guess it makes us face our own mortality and that can be difficult. I think all of us have been affected by the big C. Thanks for putting a spotlight on a sad and relevant topic.

  1. Date: 11/10/2012 6:22:00 AM
    The big C has or will touch most of us! Maybe one day it will be beaten! We can hope...

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 6:58:00 PM
    '' C'' stand for curies as I was,to read your poems,I love your style,great poem,Ivy

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 3:41:00 PM
    Those C words hold so many meanings that affect our lives. Great way you bring them all to life.

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 3:15:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your work today..I am not sure of the interpertation though..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 12:15:00 PM
    me too Vie,but with the technology man has to create destruction,I thought it would have been found,a cure,but a doctor friend of mine once said,LIFE has become a business....great write Owen,dig the style

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 8:10:00 PM
    I pray it will Owen, great sharing, lit touches the lives of so many, love and light vie