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Got Milk - In Her Battle

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Got Milk - In Her Battle

I used to receive regular phone calls so gladly from her
I could feel all her excitements and when she’s so eager
Telling me about her and how bright the sun in her day
And all her surprises and experiences while I’m away.

Until such a day came which terrified and shook my nerve
A voice on the other end had seemed can no longer serve
I knew she was right there, trying to reach me out here
All I heard were sobs and I couldn’t imagine her profuse tear.

It took a little while before she’d finally composed herself
In a quivering voice, she told me that she’s at the ridge of a cliff
I asked her why and she said so sadly that she has a breast cancer
I was shocked but still quite skeptical of what I’ve heard from her.

She relayed the diagnoses from her doctors and gynecologists
She  got a lump, a sign of dreadful cancer on her left breast
Hiding the echoes of my tears, I tried to give her comfort
Feeling horrified but I tried to control myself with an effort.

It didn’t take so long before she has undergone an operation
Her left breast was taken off like a total fiasco on her own
She felt all the darkness which she never had in her life
I tried to light her mind, despite hectic work I was on her side

Once in a while, her close friends and co-workers took my place
When I went back to work, they helped and assisted on her needs
We kept her mother uninformed because she has heart trouble
But not with other relatives so they’ll know our situation together

After several months of thorough medications and chemotherapy
She has improved her situation also with her faith in the Almighty
Amenable on pieces of advice and religiously took her medicines
In her battle are also exercises, herbals, juices and other nutritious aids

Now, she’s almost recovered although her cure will take five years
I admire her courage, strength and perseverance -  all at her gear
The traits and practices she’d exhibited are also for me to emulate 
( She has considered me as her younger sister since we’re still young)
To prevent any health problems that come or knock on my gate.

Nov. 11,2012
Leonora Galinta


Note: A dedication to my loving cousin and a friend, (2nd-3rd degree cousin) who is still under recovery of breast  cancer. She visits her doctors regularly also to monitor her right breast .  Thanks  to the  princess’ hospital (for cancer patients) that at least had enlighten her financial burden. Although we’re in the same country, we live far away from each other but she’s always with me in my prayers.  I can only be with her this time only on our longer holidays (school break). Ialso lovingly dedicate this poem to all victims of breast cancer. There is always a miracle in healing.

First Place
Contest: Femme Fatale- (pink ribbon)
Judged: 12/2/2012
Sponsor: Poet PD

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  1. Date: 12/7/2012 6:45:00 AM
    A Super Congratulations on your placement in P.D....'s "Femme fatale" contest Leonora. Love Carol

  1. Date: 12/4/2012 11:00:00 AM
    Wow, Congratulations on this first class win of yours.

  1. Date: 12/4/2012 2:54:00 AM
    super Congrats my dear friend on your grand win...so proud of you...continue to inspire us with your poem...God bless!!

  1. Date: 12/3/2012 9:55:00 PM
    Many many congrats for this touching write and win.

  1. Date: 12/3/2012 7:49:00 PM
    Congratulation Leonora, an amazing write, we are blessed to have you here on soup, Rose xxx

  1. Date: 12/3/2012 6:52:00 PM
    Congrats again Leonora, your poem is really touching they reflect the beauty of your inner, I wish them for a good progress of recovery :)

  1. Date: 12/3/2012 5:39:00 PM
    love it~SKAT

  1. Date: 12/3/2012 11:11:00 AM
    Wonderful write and nice presentation,Leonora..very touching and full of hope..Thanks for sharing and congratulations on your well deserved win,great friend....Kudos to you..

  1. Date: 12/3/2012 3:41:00 AM
    Big congrats my friend xx

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 5:40:00 PM
    What a fine write on such an important topic Congrad's on your winning write! Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 9:38:00 AM
    Thank you so much for your congratulatory comments and to you my dear PD for liking my poem so much. I hope, in one way or another, I've also inspired you all pink ladies, especially those who're inflicted/once inflicted by this dreadful disease "C" with this dedication/poem I've written.

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 8:37:00 AM
    This is a powerful story of courage and determination. Congrats on your win Leonara and thank you for sharing this with us.

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 7:31:00 AM
    congrats on your super win Leonora

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 7:04:00 AM
    Well done!

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 6:08:00 AM
    Leonora: CONGRATULATIONS WITH FIRST PLACE IN THE CONTEST!! -You are truly deserving of a first prize!! - Happy for you!! - Have a lovely Sunday and a nice new week, my friend Leonora. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 3:45:00 AM
    Congratulations, Leo... your poem is well deserved sis... I read this poem over 10 times... he he he..that is how much I love it.... always~ a fan...plus more.... pd

    Galinta Avatar Leonora Galinta
    Date: 12/2/2012 9:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much my dear sis PD. I'm greatly honored and touched. I hope, I've especially inspired the people who're inflicted/once inflicted by this dreadful"C".
  1. Date: 12/1/2012 8:46:00 AM
    Hey, Leonora. I don't know if she has judged her contest yet, but congratulations on the comments PD made of you on her blog. You deserve it!!!

    Galinta Avatar Leonora Galinta
    Date: 12/2/2012 12:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    sorry, "rumor"
    Galinta Avatar Leonora Galinta
    Date: 12/2/2012 12:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much my dear friend Andrea. You, too. My heartfelt congratulations! But, so sad to read those comments this morning about the humor under her blog and a comment under one of my poems. I hope and pray it's not true. Merry. merry Christmas to all!
  1. Date: 11/19/2012 7:42:00 PM
    It's hard to understand why this happens, but she is very lucky to have a friend such as you. Your kindness can not be hidden. You are also a wonderful role model.

    Galinta Avatar Leonora Galinta
    Date: 12/2/2012 12:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, Duke for the compliment. I am the only closest relative and friend here whom she can lean on. Again, thank you so much.
  1. Date: 11/17/2012 5:16:00 AM
    A lovely dedication you have written here,my dear Leonora.Such sad really that so many these days have to face the dreadful cancer ghost.All my prayers and warm thoughts you and your family..Hugs and Love Always~Arild

    Galinta Avatar Leonora Galinta
    Date: 11/17/2012 5:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Arild.
  1. Date: 11/16/2012 12:02:00 PM
    Wow, what a wonderful dedication.

    Galinta Avatar Leonora Galinta
    Date: 11/17/2012 5:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you so much, Jon.
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