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A HAPPY ENDING

And so another saga begins
in a loving, aging extended family.
We are all victims of cancer's proclivity.

How could we have the temerity to
assume otherwise and miss the nuance 
that is her speciality?

Soon the marrow will have an aperture
that will attest to blood results.
A prelude to treatment.

A treatment that leaves it's latest victim
and us barren of joy and happiness.
Our lives on hold again.

Yet, just as one has survived,
we pray so will the other.
A happy ending.


Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 1/5/2019 8:07:00 AM
HI Jean, nice to meet you, What a sad and happy poem all in one! i spent a night in hospital this last week with food poisoning and was in a bed between two women who had cancer but they were chirpy and full of hope. We became best friends! Poetry wishes, Jennifer.
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JEAN MURRAY
Date: 1/5/2019 8:14:00 AM
That's lovely to hear Jennifer. I hope you are hale and hearty again. Thank you for stopping by.
Date: 12/12/2018 1:00:00 AM
I hope this has ended well, Jean, you and yours are in my prayers ... my mom is a survivor of both skin and breast cancer, my dad has skin cancer everywhere. This is a very touching write ... I miss you being "around", my friend. Blessings and love. <3
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JEAN MURRAY
Date: 12/12/2018 1:50:00 AM
Thank you for your kind thoughts Greg. I miss being around but I have been lost for words. Best wishes to you and your care. Big hug.
Date: 11/25/2018 5:00:00 PM
best of luck for the happy ending you are praying for, jean...
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JEAN MURRAY
Date: 11/25/2018 5:41:00 PM
Thank you Ilene
Date: 11/25/2018 4:57:00 PM
Hope its been caught early Jean. cancer is such a blight on so many lives ... if it wasn't for my hubbies cancer I would probably never have picked up my pen !:-) hugs Jan xx
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JEAN MURRAY
Date: 11/25/2018 5:40:00 PM
Time will tell Jan.
Date: 11/25/2018 3:21:00 PM
Cancer is evil, it can affect anyone.. as a cancer survivor, I can relate to your poem.. Well expressed Jean..
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JEAN MURRAY
Date: 11/25/2018 3:50:00 PM
Thank you Silent.
Date: 11/25/2018 2:49:00 PM
Cancer is so awful. I swear by Mangosteen Juice supplement to be helpful. I know 2 people just recently diagnosed. I hope there will be a happy ending. :)
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JEAN MURRAY
Date: 11/25/2018 3:50:00 PM
Thank you Heidi.
Date: 11/25/2018 2:01:00 PM
At times like these..happy ending is the best outcome. Cancer is such a fierce enemy. Well done, Jean.
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JEAN MURRAY
Date: 11/25/2018 2:05:00 PM
Thank you Vijay. I'm still a little in shock. First my brother, now another brother's wife. It's so random. In Ireland we say "There but for the grace of God go I"