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Best Cancer Poems

Below are the all-time best Cancer poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of cancer poems written by PoetrySoup members

A beautiful mirror
-Escape of the mountain-

Do you care about my breast?
The new curve - countryside corset. 
The beauty of every summer dress 
Laying down, wearing out gravity...

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Categories: absence, allusion, cancer, emotions,

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

The phone rings, 
The clock dings,

I scream, scream, and...

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Categories: anger, bullying, cancer, death


Times of laughter under a southern sky
with jacarandas in their ripest bloom.
Those days were left behind as years went by
with summer’s shining...

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© Teppo Gren  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: cancer, friendship, tribute,

Premium Member Humanity
If we don’t feel with our hearts, we don’t belong
If we don’t see as one, the world is wrong
Beyond the wars and the hate and...

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Categories: cancer, life, peoplechild, lost, child,

Premium Member Worst Love Poem Ever Written
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...

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© Poet M.e.  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: cancer, cry, death of

Premium Member Thirty-Eight, Cancer Poem: For Sharon
Thirty Eight ( Corny Cancer Poem) For Sharon

Hallmark has a million cards in their catalog
And not one of them says,
Life Sucks
American greetings had nothing that...

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© Poet M.e.  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: absence, best friend, cancer,

Premium Member - I Died A Little Inside - A Sad Bluebell Story -

A windswept bluebell I am
even though the sun is high in the sky
The wind ruffled the hair
my skin would slowly freeze like mosaic
Want to paint...

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Categories: blue, cancer, death, emotions,

Living With It
It crouches above the ripe strawberry of her left nipple -
a swelling blot on the flawless skinscape of her breast;
a mortality reminder, a dead bell...

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Categories: cancer, health, life,

Premium Member By God's Grace
I, who always used to gravitate toward health and fitness,
would flatter myself that I was too healthy to ever get a bad disease.
Then it happened!...

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Categories: cancer,

With Angels Wings
"With Angels Wings"

The whispering winds, a song they sing

A song of sorrow and of a heart so big 

Your love reaches as far as the...

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Categories: anxiety, beauty, cancer, death,

ABC World's Famous Scientists In History
A  is for Anton van Leeuwenhoek- in his simple  microscope made him well-known,
B is for Benjamin Franklin who invented  the electricity ...

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© Galeo DS  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: cancer, inspirational, me,

Breast Cancer Awareness
This is a short piece for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I lost a close friend very talented, very young to breast cancer. I also lost...

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Categories: cancer,

Mama Swore It'd Be Alright
 I grew up shooting pool and dancing on the bar
 Mama said with enough buise anyone could be a star
 Daddy was in the...

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Categories: childhoodheart, heart, life, cancer,

Premium Member I am Me, Set me Free
I am given to you by Creator Himself
My Limbs long to grow straight and tall
Bathed in sunlight from above, paying homage
Fulfilling my God given task

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Categories: cancer, creation, environment, health,

Breasts, boobies, knockers, tits – call them what you will
We are talking about breast cancer – and sadly it can kill

The key to success with...

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Categories: cancer,

On Turning Fifty
A five and a zero.
The big one creeping up,
Four three two one!
The countdown has begun
The race is on.
Big one creeping up so fast
I can hear...

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Categories: age, cancer, me, mother,

He called me that S word again
deadly threats with His pen
a coincidence in disguise
I now seek out other guys

Revirgin Mary I willn't be
alive in fantasy...

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Categories: angel, beauty, cancer,


You crept into our lives
silently stalking
like a cat burglar in the dead of night
invading every aspect of our world

Robotic treatment by the Da Vinci Machine

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Categories: cancer, remember,


he's dancing 
he swayze her in his arms

it's a movie

an old movie

he is happy
a very unique joy
doing what he adores
a love like parents feel for...

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Categories: bereavement, cancer, death, grief,

Premium Member My First Priority is Me
If theres one thing i know 
That's set in stone
Is that you can't be
To everyone you know
So just be you
If their expectin more
It's time to...

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© John Conde  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: art, cancer, dedication, friendship,

I'm my Daddy Made Over
Dedicated to my Dad Jerry W. Niday 3/20/1952 - 6/18/2013

I am who I am because of him
He’s the reason for my son’s name
He gave me...

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Categories: absence, angst, cancer, change,

We Lost More Than a Dad
We lost more than just a Dad that day
We lost half of how we came to be
We lost we four girls first love
We lost our...

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Categories: cancer, absence, angst, best friend,

Premium Member For Suzanne, Green and Golden
“The October night comes down; returning as before
Except for a slight sensation of being ill at ease
I mount the stairs and turn the handle of...

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Categories: beauty, cancer, character, childhood,

A Mothers Last Goodbye
“Good-bye my daughter dear,” she said
As tears welled up in her eyes
“It’s time for me to go to sleep
This must be no surprise
The good Lord...

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Categories: cancer, death, mother, me, love,

Premium Member A Child's View of Death
A Child’s View of Death

People say now that Grandpa was thin
But he had plump cheeks; cancer had set in 

Each Sunday penny candy in my...

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Categories: cancer, childhood, deathdeath, death, me,