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I Know I Haven't Been Around

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Below is the poem entitled I Know I Haven't Been Around which was written by poet Bethany St John. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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I Know I Haven't Been Around

I know I haven't been around
To check up one the latest
What could have taken up that time?
I haven't got the faintest

Well, actually, I guess I lie
'Cause I know what's gone down
Life has a way of throwing you curves
At times, it kicks you around

My dad, well, he has cancer
He's struggled for awhile
But as of now, he's doing good
So I sit here with a smile

Then life threw us for another loop
I always seemed to be sick
The doctor said it was only the flu
And I should get over it quick

But that's not how it all turned out
A tumor squished my lung
X-rays, biopsy's, CT Scans and surgery
I can't say it was very much fun

Life can be a funny thing
It can make you laugh or cry
It can bring you joy and happiness
Or make you ask the question 'why?'

But I know through all the struggles
This one thing is true
No matter what life throws into my path
I have a God who will see me through!

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  1. Date: 6/1/2013 9:08:00 PM
    Bethany, congratulations on having your poem Featured this past week. It was nice reading your poem tonight. Goodnight~ Linda

    St John Avatar Bethany St John
    Date: 7/1/2013 6:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Linda!
  1. Date: 1/24/2013 6:21:00 PM
    I wondered about you.... and missed your talent here on PS. I am saddened by your maladies, but joyful in your faith. Just know that you are loved by an awesome God who wants nothing but good for you, no matter how different the world may paint it. I send love and prayers.... Use them as needed..... Jake

    St John Avatar Bethany St John
    Date: 1/28/2013 5:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks so much Jake!
  1. Date: 1/23/2013 7:27:00 PM
    So sorry to hear about your dad and your illness, I do agree on that one thing, God will see you through, and be there by your side, for he loves you, I will keep you in my prayers tonight, love hugs xxx

    St John Avatar Bethany St John
    Date: 1/24/2013 4:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much. Its been a journey for sure. Learning how to live on faith :) Happy New year to you!