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The Truth

It’s true that I have cancer
Not true that it has me
For I choose to live my life
As full as it can be
It’s true they did some cutting
To get the cancer out
But I’m still fighting cancer
And it is quite a bout
It’s true that I’ll do chemo
And chemo makes you sick
While chemo kills the cancer
That’s not what makes me tick
For me, it’s love of family
My daughter and my wife
And I’ll have a brand new grandchild
And that – to me – is life
Each moment that I’m living
My love for them grows strong
And loving equals living
That’s what keeps me going on
So it’s true that I have cancer
Not true that it has me
And like a wise man said once
The truth shall set you free.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2011

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Date: 1/3/2015 10:20:00 AM
An easy seven, Mike. A wonderful write. Thanks for sharing your indomitable spirit, and may God bless you each day. You have my prayers.
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Date: 8/12/2014 6:44:00 PM
seeing this oldie of yours. I really like it!
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Date: 5/7/2011 9:13:00 PM
Mike,,, Congratulations on your featured poem this week... Wishing you a wonderful mothers day.. :-) p.d.
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Date: 5/2/2011 7:52:00 AM
Dear Mike-thank you for these positive and truly inspirational words.I pray you continue to receive strength to face your challenge.Already you have given me added strength,my husband being in the same plight.I love your indomitable spirit and your wise words.I must have this as a favourite to refer to when despair tries to creep in.God bless you Mike and your family.You are truly a brave wonderful man.Love June(sylvia)
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Date: 5/2/2011 4:46:00 AM
Such passion and strength!
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Date: 5/2/2011 4:46:00 AM
Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Mike. Love, Carol
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Date: 5/1/2011 1:47:00 PM
Congratulations on your poem being featured this week, mike
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Date: 4/18/2011 11:57:00 AM
you attitude will be the biggest factor in beating it, wonderful piece, and I wish you much success in this fight.
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Date: 4/18/2011 11:50:00 AM
Good words, really touches my heart. One of my family members who is 13 has cancer, I know how hard it is to watch someone go through it, hope you stay strong. ~mls
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