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Death by Cancer

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Inspired to write about "Cancer " the many lives taken . Watching a series on Showtime called "Time of death " inspired me to write . So many taken , Women and Men. This poem is not yet about me.
This is not about one person , it is about all..


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Death by Cancer

    ~now it's me who has been chosen~
after years of nursing the broken souls ~` 
  ~refusing to listen to statistics , watching their bodies go ~  
percentages and numbers they have become
praying , please don't forget this one , she is a Mother ~
she has a son , a daughter , a grandchild , a sister and brother.

Let us not forget her name , please do not let her die with shame .
Why do you come seeking your toll , the Grimm Reaper of souls?
 
 ~ For this once young girl with the face one can only imagine her beauty ~
so many stares as she enter a theater or restaurant ,is she a model ?
~ she must be with a body like this , a body and face, eyes wide , smile divine ~
We love to hate , yet really she is quite beautiful. "If I could, I'd be this beautiful"
The long flowing hair , her natural looks , she must already be discovered ~

~ The years go by , and time allows way for the offspring of her breast 
 the many that once shed gossip among the jealous is inherited through her child~
The Pink ribbon ,  new hair designs chosen , all the make up , preparing to say Goodbye~ With Grace . No I will not let you see my fear on this Poker Face.

Another statistic on Record will go I . Cancer has come like a thief at night 
abruptly leaving me with nothing , yet how will I leave bravely,  as I raised my own 
I want them happy and at peace through me passing ,take me now , be merciful,
Lay me in a white silk dress as beautiful as I once were , with flowers by my side 
Please remember me , I am not ready to die ..not like this ,Another soul dismissed .

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  1. Date: 12/12/2013 1:34:00 AM
    Another Intresting poet!!! I can only hope that its not real. But my mother is a two time survivor. Be one of those. And this piece a wonderful writing.

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    Date: 12/12/2013 2:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Just now coming to your comment, and let me note, I have missed many not by intent. I always appreciate one whom reads &comments as lovely as yours :) Thank-you Situaton.Yours are amazing poems. Inspired by "time of Death " a real series on how we cope.
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    Date: 12/12/2013 2:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Just now coming to your comment, and let me note, I have missed many not by intent. I always appreciate one whom reads &comments as lovely as yours :) Thank-you Situaton.Yours are amazing poems.
  1. Date: 11/27/2013 3:59:00 PM
    I could feel the fear and the emotion in your words. I am sure this was not an easy topic to write about. I admire your bravery and for being so outspoken. So well done, Shanity!

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    Date: 11/27/2013 4:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank-you ..you are one of my Favorite poetess !
  1. Date: 11/26/2013 5:02:00 PM
    Hi Shanity, you just added more cheers to my day. Thank you for the loving comment on my Indian Ink poem. It's an honor to know you truly enjoyed and added my poem onto your favorite list. Thank you for showing us how delightful and warm your heart is. I only entered one poem in your contest. We are not allowed more than one.. Now hurry up and post another contest..... I'm looking forward to entering your next contest... Hugs... LINDA

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    Date: 11/26/2013 9:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Excellent ! There is a contest out , after reading so many beautiful pieces today , I am ready for another :)
  1. Date: 11/26/2013 4:54:00 PM
    Emotion packed work that you have written for all those ladies who have suffered from the dreaded cancer..It seems that more and more incidences of it today..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara

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    Date: 11/26/2013 9:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are welcome Sara , I recently watched an amazing account called "Time of death " on Showtime. I am not much for TV, it is a real account . My Mom was a nurse in triage , and I remember all those sad stories .
  1. Date: 11/25/2013 3:17:00 PM
    heartfelt write, my friend

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    Date: 11/26/2013 9:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank-you Jack , I appreciate that!
  1. Date: 11/19/2013 7:59:00 PM
    This write is wonderful thank you for sharing so much of truth in words, we are all in this fight together and we will find a cure. cheri and thanks for your comments also on my poems.

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    Date: 11/21/2013 9:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Cherl , you are a wonderful Poetess ~ I enjoy reading your well written poems .
  1. Date: 11/19/2013 3:43:00 PM
    shanity , this makes me feel like you have some personal connection with cancer or a victim of cancer. It's a horrible disease and I think you wrote well on this sad topic.

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    Date: 11/21/2013 9:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank-you , yes ..I have had a scare ~ I know a few people whom sadly were victims of this disease. A new show called "time of death " on Showtime really is an eye opener .
  1. Date: 11/18/2013 1:58:00 PM
    death mixed with beauty and truth. what was the value of that beauty? it was enjoyed and it will be remembered. time is only a symptom of life.

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    Date: 11/18/2013 2:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Well said "The Situation " quite indeed a philosopher ~ Thank-you for visiting and excellent thought provoked ! Many beautiful suffer through another's jealousy until the jealous ..have nothing to be jealous of anymore,
  1. Date: 11/18/2013 1:57:00 PM
    death mixed with beauty and truth. what was the value of that beauty? it was enjoyed and it will be remembered. time is only a symptom of life.

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    Date: 11/21/2013 9:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    sorry , typo , "Has"
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    Date: 11/21/2013 9:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh.. Everyone had beauty ! We all some how are judged by 1st impression's , I have found many beautiful spirits inside !
  1. Date: 11/17/2013 5:30:00 AM
    Excellent. Very sad poem but wonderful write. Tfs

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    Date: 11/17/2013 4:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank-you , Each person , like Birth has a time , as significant ..as birth . TY , Shanity rain :)
  1. Date: 11/15/2013 10:37:00 AM
    this poem made me think of my own mother...she was beautiful...people compared her to dolly parton, she turned heads everywhere she went...at 50 she developed cancer and remained as beautiful as she could, she felt robbed...wow this poem touched me....poignant beautiful write!

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    Date: 11/17/2013 4:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes ! I feel that , and like in the poem the beauty passed down , yet still the Woman remains so beautiful , some where people stop resenting her for her unique beauty , and admire her for it ~ You have been blessed with her beauty , Love , Shanity .
  1. Date: 11/14/2013 5:34:00 PM
    This is wonderful and very sad poem. brought tears to my eyes. now, at the age of seventy one I have known so many to die, and most of them by the big C, and I suppose it won't be long before this comes my way. Thanks for the read...Peter

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    Date: 11/17/2013 4:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    No , you have a significant journey when you least expect it ~ Thank-you for reading ! Love always .Shanity rain
  1. Date: 11/13/2013 12:08:00 PM
    geez, a stark write vividly addressing the attack of devil cancer... a real fine write. shanity... wow!..:) hugggs

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    Date: 11/13/2013 12:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank-you Nette , I watched a new series that I'm taken with on ShowTime, "time of Death " I do not watch a lot of TV . yet that inspired me to write , I have known so many victims and survivors. We "America' do not like to speak of Death as other Countries, Cultures , seem to embrace . SR.
  1. Date: 11/13/2013 8:14:00 AM
    A stunningly emotional write. My mother passed away from cancer a long time ago. A little over a month before she died I took her shopping for the last time. It was winter with mounds of snow in the parking lot from the plows. She scrambled to the top of one mound and challenged me to a game of King of The Hill. Surprising that no one had me arrested for wrestling with a frail woman in the snow, but she won! I slid off spitting snow while she laughed. She was brave, vibrant, and laughing always.

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    Date: 11/13/2013 11:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Monterey , your response is as stunning as my write. It brings a picture to mind and tears . We never are ready to say goodbye , even when we know Death is coming . Sharing your memory is brave and beautiful. This will be remembered your whole life. There is a writer in you Monterey .I have no excuses.. have not been able to read much here, yet you brought me , with your touching response. Love , S.R.
  1. Date: 11/9/2013 2:41:00 PM
    OMG .... for a fabulous written poem about "The Devil Mr. Cancer" - So true and cruel! - Heartbreaking and painful description ..... - A stunning work Shanity !!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

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    Date: 11/13/2013 11:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Beautiful pro pic, I always pictured you like this Anne Lise~
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    Date: 11/9/2013 2:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank-you Anne Lise ~ My Faithful friend , always inspires me , left with a smile. :)