The Kiss a pink ribbon moment

Written by: Richard Lamoureux

The breast
Symbol of nurture, womanhood
Mens obsession
Natures gift turned to curse
Mastectomy, identity confused
Great loss, clinging to life
Taking no chances

You stare at yourself in the mirror
Crying but still here 
Fight has ended
Battle wounds 
engraved on body and spirit


Husband walks in room
Ashamed you cover yourself
He gently pulls your arms aside
Slowly kisses your scar
He looks at your body then into your eyes
He says "you have never been more beautiful"


This poem is in honor of the women who have battled breast cancer and won.
It also celebrates the men who have stood by them and witnessed
true strength and beauty. The pink ribbon is the symbol for breast
cancer awareness.