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Worst Love Poem Ever Written

I suck at dying poems

Chemo poems, Metastatic Cancer poems,

Hair falling out in the shower poems

And I told a half truth

When I told you I could write you one

In less than six months (It's been eight)

I apologize for being so late

I wanted your poem to be pink and graceful

Like those ribbons

I see all over the internet

Filled with cheesy generic rhymes

That could get me hired by Hallmark

I just know my metaphors will start melting

And that my similes will get all soft

I guarantee you the rhyme meter will be off

When I went to Google

And the typed in the word 'happy'

Three billion things came up

Not a single inference to

Breast cancer, hair loss, bleeding

No redirects to mastectomies

The only thing research could teach me

Is that a good day on chemo

Is when your stool doesn't come out tar black

And has no blood in it

Or when your urine

Smells better on Wednesday

Than it did on Tuesday

Sleeping less than 12 hours

When 24 would be better

Still I refuse to finish this poem

Without something bright and hopeful

And I know I'm doing a horrible job

America has more poets

Than it does alcoholics

  And Pot smokers combined

And you choose me to be

Your Breast Cancer

Poet Laureate

Trusting me to write a poem

About the biggest battle in your life

And don't think

I haven’t noticed an eighty percent

Decrease in your facebook activities

In the last three months

And you aren't really

Coming to any more of my poetry shows

Are you??

Still I look for you

And how do you write

A Breast Cancer poem

With no references to breast

(I get embarrassed)

That would be some kind of Oxymoron

I guess

But even if you had one breast

Or no breast

Or if you had less hair than I do

I promise to look only in your eyes

And never ever notice

Or even think about it

And never for a moment

Would I feel sorry for you

Yes I suck at lying too...

But I don't suck at loving you

Or at hoping you wake up tomorrow morning

With no Cancer at all

And that The Eiffel Tower will be right outside

Your bedroom window...

And I would be right there with you

Holding your hand while we look down on Paris

And you can impress me with your French again

And if I ever make it

To the Pulitzer Poetry board

I might lose a thousand points

Just for this poem alone

And my hopes for the prize will be smitten

And some old person with white hair will say

That this was the worst love poem ever written

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  1. Date: 9/8/2015 2:01:00 PM

    Poet M, Congratulations on having your poem featured on the home page. **SKAT**
  1. Date: 9/7/2015 10:26:00 PM

    POET ME.. Your fabulous write is featured this week on the Soup homepage.. Huge congrats and the tip of my hat! -LYRIC
  1. Date: 9/7/2015 5:23:00 PM

    Poet M.e.....this is one of the most expressive and emotional poems that I have read of late. Pulitzer...Poet Laureate? Who cares?! I do care though for this poem and the person who inspired it. // paul
  1. Date: 8/20/2015 6:07:00 AM

    what a good poem on the subject of cancer it opens you up to things you do not know till you have been there, it made ne feel I was good work
  1. Date: 8/6/2015 6:39:00 AM

    iM mesmerized with how you made this poem, if I ever that woman who is suffering surely you made me smile and teary eyed.. its a wow poem!!! excellent I may say! your lines is so soft but the message is loving.. I'll fave this~Olive Eloisa =')
  1. Date: 8/2/2015 7:30:00 AM

  1. Date: 8/1/2015 11:03:00 PM

    great write , says absolutely everything that needs saying , good luck on the pullitzer , better luck on the battle ....Ian