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The word cancer is so crippling On trembling legs, we are tiny in this airy ceiling height Despite one had suspicion in advance A serious diagnosis - what now? The disease has been given a name // Grip a deep breath and continue nothing just falls from the sky - always look ahead - Me and I // The mental pain is tiring in the body No ones ever said your life would be easy I wish to read all the page of "The Book Of Life" // Grip a deep breath and continue nothing just falls from the sky - always look ahead - Me and I // Slow down and do your very best Shave off your self-pity Our biggest weakness is giving up Nothing can be done without hope The goal is to grab the next step toward living life to the fullest again // Grip a deep breath and continue nothing just falls from the sky - always look ahead - Me and I // -------------- 09/10/2020 Sun :) - A-L Andresen :) Copyright © All Rights Reserved Will to Survive Poetry Contest Sponsored by: Silent One 2nd place in the contest

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Date: 10/15/2020 5:27:00 PM
The repetitive stanza is perfect Anne-Lise! Congratulations on the win! Linda
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Date: 10/16/2020 1:36:00 AM
- Thank you very much for your comments and congratulations, Linda :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Date: 10/15/2020 3:38:00 PM
Congrats on your podium win Anne-Lise. Pensive yet hopeful poem.
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Date: 10/16/2020 1:35:00 AM
- Thank you very much for your comments and congratulations, Vijay :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Date: 10/15/2020 2:30:00 PM
I am back, Anne-Lise, to congratulate you on your great win!!
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Date: 10/16/2020 1:34:00 AM
- Many thanks for the re-visit and congratulations, Newton :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Date: 10/15/2020 2:00:00 PM
Your pensive and inspiring refrain punctuates a poignant and potent poem, Anne-Lise. Powerful emotions spill from your vivid pen bringing us to the center of this dark moment where we can still find the light - and where the will to survive shines. Congratulations for your excellent win in Silent One's contest.. ~Susan
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Date: 10/16/2020 1:33:00 AM
- Thank you so much for your wonderful comments and congratulations, Susan :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Date: 10/15/2020 12:25:00 PM
As a cancer survivor i can relate to this poem.. Some worries always stay with you, but ive found all survivors become so resilient... Congratulations on your placement in the contest...
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Date: 10/16/2020 1:32:00 AM
- Many thanks for my place in your contest, S.O. ... we will always have some worries no matter what - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Date: 10/15/2020 3:38:00 AM
“Slow down and do your best” - sage advice here. Great poem. .
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Date: 10/15/2020 10:56:00 AM
- Stress does not make any disease better ... (maybe I should have written) ... try to slow down - Many thanks for lovely comments, Caren :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Date: 10/12/2020 11:18:00 AM
I love your repeating phrase, Sunshine. I can only imagine how one feels after receiving a cancer diagnosis. If they had a friend like you nearby to offer hope, it would be easier for them to cope. Beautifully written, my friend. Best wishes for a win in Silent One's contest! Hugs, carolyn
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Date: 10/15/2020 10:52:00 AM
- We all react and feel different ... there is no recipe ... but, we must never give up - Many thanks for the lovely comments, Carolyn :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Date: 10/11/2020 4:47:00 PM
Well said Anne-Lise. This is so filled with encouragement and hope it's a real booster for anyone who is struggling with such a diagnosis. Having been cancer free for years now I know how it feels. Still when I have a sore throat I wonder nd say a prayer. Great job. Good luck in the contest. God Bless and Happy Thanksgiving. JB
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Date: 10/14/2020 4:22:00 AM
- Cancer is a cruel disease ... good to hear that you have been cancer free for years now - Many thanks for your lovely comments :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Date: 10/11/2020 3:18:00 PM
Hope is the key... Great writing, Anne-Lise! I really enjoyed reading this. Saved to read again. ~Angie
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Date: 10/12/2020 2:23:00 AM
- Thank you very much for your comments and the "fave", Angie :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Date: 10/11/2020 6:13:00 AM
well written and motivational Anne - Lise :)
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Date: 10/11/2020 7:12:00 AM
- Not everyone can get well, but everyone can get better Heidi :) - Many thanks for your lovely comments :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Date: 10/10/2020 4:42:00 PM
"Grab the next step and keep going forward", Very nicely done Anne, hugs
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Date: 10/11/2020 7:08:00 AM
- When the disease eats you up day by day, talk of hope can feel like empty words, Joseph - Many thanks for your lovely comments :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Date: 10/10/2020 7:42:00 AM
Powerful poetry, and message, Anne-Lise.
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Date: 10/11/2020 7:10:00 AM
- It is important to never give up, Harry ... the belief that you can get better - Many thanks for your lovely comments :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Date: 10/9/2020 11:16:00 PM
I try to convince myself that we die when it's our turn. So don't worry. Live your day and hope in the One who can save you. ~~
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Date: 10/11/2020 7:06:00 AM
- When the forecasts are gloomy and the hope thin waking immediately anxiety, fear, depression and anger up, Victor - Many thanks for your lovely comments :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Date: 10/9/2020 2:11:00 PM
We All expire one day, from many reasons. Cancer is one. Doing your best after a diagnosis and staying upbeat is the best. I have lost some close people to cancer. The first cancer patient I knew died before his 16th birthday. As a nurse, you know the host of modalities now available. I like to remember that " Doctors Treat but Only God Heals." Love, Pangie xx
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Date: 10/11/2020 6:57:00 AM
I do not believe that illness arises as a form of punishment either at the individual level or collectively, Panagiota - Neither medically nor theologically do I find grounds to believe such a thing - There are no easy answers to complicated questions - Unfortunately, I have experienced younger patients as dying of cancer ... it feels unfair - Thank you very much for your great comment :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Date: 10/9/2020 1:54:00 PM
A very inspiring verse Anne, we should never give up on hope. Good luck Tom
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Date: 10/11/2020 6:59:00 AM
- Hope is good medicine, Tom :) - Many thanks for your lovely comments and wishes :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
Date: 10/9/2020 12:02:00 PM
Anne-Lise, this is a great encouraging, lyrical poem for people not to give up even the tiniest hopes that they can hang on for living!! A Top Winning piece!!
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Date: 10/11/2020 6:50:00 AM
- In the middle of the darkness is also the light, Newton :) - Many thanks for your lovely comments and wishes :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)