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I suck at dying poems
Chemo poems, Metastatic Cancer poems,
Hair falling out in the shower poems
And I told a half truth
When I told you I could write you one
In less than six months (It's been eight)
I apologize for being so late

I wanted your poem to be pink and graceful
Like those ribbons
I see all over the internet
Filled with cheesy generic rhymes
That could get me hired by Hallmark

 I just know my metaphors will start melting
And that my similes will get all soft
 I guarantee you the rhyme meter will be off

I went to Google
And the typed in the word 'happy'
Three billion things came up
Not a single inference to
Breast cancer, hair loss
No redirects to mastectomies

The only thing research could teach me
Is that a good day on chemo
Is when your stool doesn't come out tar Black
And has no blood in it
Or when your urine
Smells better on Wednesday
Than it did on Tuesday
Sleeping less than 12 hours
When 24 would be better

Still I refuse to finish this poem
Without something bright and hopeful
And I know I'm doing a horrible job

America has more poets
Than it does alcoholics
   And Pot smokers combined
And you chose me to be
Your Breast Cancer
Poet Laureate
Trusting me to write a poem
About the biggest battle in your life

And don't think
I didn't notice your Facebook activity
Had decreased by 88%
In the last three months

And you aren't really
Coming to any more of my poetry shows
Ever again. Are you??
But we still have January, February

And how do you write
A Breast Cancer poem
With no references to breast
(I get embarrassed)
 That would be some kind of Oxymoron
I guess

But even if you had one breast
Or no breast
or if you had less hair than I do
I promise to look only in your eyes
And never ever even notice
Or even think about it
And never for a moment
Would I feel sorry for you
Yes I suck at lying too...

But I don't suck at loving you
Or at hoping you wake up tomorrow morning
 With no Cancer at all
And that The Eiffel Tower will be right outside
Your bedroom window...
And I would be right there with you
Holding your hand while we look down on Paris
And you can impress me with your French again

And if I ever make it
To the Pulitzer Poetry board
I might lose a thousand points
Just for this poem alone
And my hopes for the prize will be smitten
And some old person with white hair will say
That this was the worst love poem ever written

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016

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Date: 12/12/2016 7:23:00 PM
Dear M.E. This was clever, funny, poignant and so entertaining! If they give a Pulitzer prize for 'Great Bad Poetry', this will be in the running. Lol! I really enjoyed it and hope that whomever prompted this poem becomes a survivor! God Bless, Betty
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Date: 12/12/2016 7:10:00 PM
Next poem... a table. :P I loved it, catchy and fun!
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Date: 5/14/2016 10:56:00 PM
Enjoyed the reading.
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Poet M.e.
Date: 5/14/2016 10:58:00 PM
Thank You so much Tim Smith..Your words will strengthen me for such a poetic battle
Date: 2/2/2016 3:16:00 AM
I've enjoyed reading your poems.. =`)thanks much for sharing us your talent.. and this is brilliant!!!well-deserved!~Olive Eloisa =`)
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Poet M.e.
Date: 2/2/2016 6:36:00 PM
Thank you so so much Olive..I will read your work in a few minutes..I am so glad poetry can bring so many of us together
Date: 1/29/2016 8:32:00 PM
Congratulations hug great potd
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Date: 1/29/2016 8:10:00 PM
Congratulations on POTD!
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Date: 1/29/2016 1:31:00 PM
Love the humor and honesty here...congrats on being featured.
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Date: 1/29/2016 6:57:00 AM
Honest, Heart Warming and well worth waiting for message of caring and love.
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Date: 1/29/2016 5:26:00 AM
- A really wonderful poem, M.e. :) - Congratulations on your p.o.t.d. !!! - Happy weekend - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 1/28/2016 3:16:00 PM
what a wonderful/heart wrenching poem. One of the best Ive ever read I think...This is going to my favorites and thank you ...I hope whomever you love that is suffering will turn out ok..Barbara
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Date: 1/28/2016 12:26:00 PM
Love and love of life live together with hope.I tried to imagine 2 similar poems.It is difficult like looking the sun.Eyes fill with tears...
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