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**Every pace change --is the voices of poets sharing his/her Ribbon** 

The phone rings, 
The clock dings,

I scream, scream, and scream:

I can’t grasp what is real
I can’t inhale the lives you steal
This game is like murder in the first degree,
I can barely feel the words you're expressing.
Your hand, holding on to mine as if it was the last
I crawl I hide behind these moonstone walls
There it stood and stole my Womanhood
Pink is the ointment rubbed inside my diary.

I crawl- I remember-
Looking for a dream, where the women wear combat boots
Women ready to kill all confrontation with nukes.

I was lost!
Do you know the feeling?
Once you hear, the “C” word your mind starts spinning,
You can’t see what’s going on,
Your smiles soon to be gone,

On this fright night, I bleed
Hold on tight, of the dead of this night
I’m down on my fallen knees,
A secret I can't keep, no longer need
Breaking backs when I mention the word “C.”
It is like getting struck by a freight train
Taking what belong and makes ME me! 
Forgetting the Pink October ribbons, I wore
Taking  time to weave them into the last strand of my red chemo hair.

Now here you are,
Standing on the chest
Heavy shoulders a violin press.
No longer needing the little black dress
Skin pink tight leather, now you caress
My eyes are full of tears
Once I discovered the beast came back without fear 
The news blew like a missile in heat
With a fire’s shooting out from the dark
Sweltering me, blazing me,
Leaving the world, all ribbon tied.
Dimples and pretty lips, I drop the world with beauty and tissues. 
Filled with  pink ivory issues 
This is the way that I feel, I am real… 
You are a killer, you are a disease! 
You sit there and shatter our lives,
With many of us, you’ll discover we do not break like glass 
Still, we walk in high heels strolling through pink valley skies.
With a charm called a Pink Ribbon; -I WORE-

- A heavy pink scarf now I wear like a noose, 
Remembering my days have been numbered 

I have no family to lean on
Everybody’s plus my mother is gone
You are the undead: 
Leading some of us into a watery grave
You are like a jack in the box
Hiding until you are found… 
You’re silent until your jobs done...

You made us angry, you made us cry, you killed many…
However, you will never come close to a glorious ~Victory~ 
We are  “PINK LADIES,” who  continue to be strong
I will find a way to sew my chest back to its caressing view!

One day will find the cure,
And, destroy YOU "The miserable ‘Breast Cancer’ Disease" 

by; PD

Dedicated to all the females of the world. 
((And men whose life touched by this disease))

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012

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Date: 5/13/2016 5:24:00 AM
Linda, Brilliant creation & a great message all about breast cancer. Enjoyed entire poem. A great poem.........//:) hugs
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Date: 4/23/2016 1:27:00 PM
Great poem "PD" UNFORTUNATLEY it's so much the truth.
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Date: 4/20/2016 3:15:00 PM
For about a third of the way, I was picturing domestic abuse -- and the 'C' word meant something entirely different. Of course, both 'C' words are despicable.
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Date: 4/26/2015 9:48:00 PM
This... is... PHENOMENAL! (a definite 7 forever!) ...walkin' on sunshine...Rochelle
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Date: 4/12/2015 11:34:00 PM
Beautiful as always!!! A 7 all day and night!
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Date: 3/13/2015 6:42:00 AM
OMG !loved your write.More people should join and fight this together.My support to all those strong women.
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Date: 9/7/2014 5:35:00 PM
and another one joins the
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Date: 8/29/2014 2:21:00 PM
Dear Linda, You are afraid with Cancer, that's why you have used word "C" and scared. Very nice poem whole story in detail. Very beautiful Linda, you are brilliant to play with words. Thanks a lot. Kamal
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Date: 5/26/2014 9:00:00 AM
Hello Linda, loved the poem. Emotive and heartfelt my dear. I would be taking my poems off this site so before I forget I want to take this opportunity to thank you for all the wonderful comments you placed on my poems and also for your warm welcome on my debut poem. I hope you are keeping well my dear... Mustapha
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Date: 2/23/2014 5:17:00 AM
I clicked on this poem, wondering why so many people had hit on it. Now I's not just's great, powerful, emotive, written from the bottom of your heart. Keep up the good work...inspire us!
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Date: 2/3/2014 6:22:00 PM
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Date: 11/10/2013 1:24:00 PM
Love this, PD. Thanks for the win in your contest and thanks so much for your blog - I really appreciate your support, my friend. Hope you're having a great weekend xx
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Date: 11/10/2013 11:31:00 AM
Linda,,this is painful yet one can sense the mighty brave heart of its writer, fighting to the death, a victorious conviction that remains eternal...thanks for being a source of inspiration and encouragement to many here..~~ always, wendy
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Date: 11/9/2013 8:20:00 AM
such a powerful can feel the emotions that went into this poem...beautiful, touching, well written :) hugs
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Date: 11/7/2013 2:54:00 AM
Truly a heartfelt poem , a lovely message to all sufferers . it Thank you for the wonderful blog . Now lets battle this 'C' ... Love and ribbons ;p , Saanvi .
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Date: 11/7/2013 1:53:00 AM
A fantastic message, well done. Long live the fight.
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Date: 11/7/2013 12:14:00 AM
Linda, this touched my heart so much & in so many ways. It also helps me to remember I'm not alone and THEY others out there feeling the same thoughts, heartache, hatred & loss from that horrible big "C". Thank you!
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Date: 11/6/2013 4:03:00 PM
Loved the way you expossed the beast's innards....loved your skilled hand LINDA:)
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Date: 11/6/2013 4:02:00 PM
I known personally what a lot of families are going through. And I thank you from the bottom and the top of my heart for having a contest like pinktober. Where many people can express there feelings. I love everything you do. Keep it up...... Roger
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Date: 10/21/2013 6:50:00 AM
What a great subject you choose very touching and moving poem about the struggle
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Date: 10/10/2013 11:30:00 PM
They say that men are tough, but I believe that women are tougher! And this poem proves it! An amazingly powerful poem, written on a difficult subject. Excellent work, Linda! Stay strong girl! Congratulations on your well deserved win!...You might like to read one of my new poems. It is titled, "March Fourth", it's about staying strong and never giving up. :)
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Date: 10/7/2013 11:31:00 PM
This is a timely dedication that brings our attention to a major health threat. You addressed the fear and pain it brings to thousands upon thousands of women and men alike. Congratulations! PS- it seems I forgot to wish you a happy birthday. I hope it was a special day! RAY
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Date: 10/6/2013 2:45:00 AM
I'm so glad to read once again this unforgettable superbly stunning masterpiece of yours dearest poet sis of mine. The leading & best obra maestra announcing another great significance of this month. Our month is not only month of rosary (every catholic churches started praying the rosary & vigil since 1st of Oct) but also a time to remind the awareness & the campaign against this dreadful disease. MY BIG HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WELL-DESERVED SUPER WIN! Biggest hugs! lovem4evr, Leonora
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Date: 10/5/2013 8:29:00 PM
Thanks for taking this one up........ Perhaps we need to run a Pink Ribbon contest......... . Heads Up............ congrats from me to you......... love ~SKAT~
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Date: 10/4/2013 4:43:00 PM
How intense the emotion you pass on to the reader, depicting just with words this -alas!- too present drama in many families' and friends"life! Great write, Linda! We"ll fight on, up to victory! Hugs, Hanitra
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