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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


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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Categories: absence, best friend, cancer,
Form: Blank verse



Premium Member The Topic of Cancer
God, so cruel a plague upon me,
dreams crushed, forsaken,
even as I hopefully step
where the sun leaves me to smile
for those brief but celebrated 
 ...

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Categories: cancer,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member 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,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member COP A FEEL - BREAST CANCER AWARENESS CAMPAGIN
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,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member CANCER - REMEMBERING WHAT YOU WANT TO FORGET

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
operated...

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Categories: cancer, remember,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member 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,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member PINK LACE
**Every pace change --is the voices of poets sharing his/her Ribbon** 

"PINK LADIES"  
  
The phone rings, 
The clock dings,

I scream, scream, and...

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Categories: anger, bullying, cancer, death
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member Green Anniversaries
This is not a time for us
Facing these weeks of hospital walls
My knight now jousts an invisible foe
Shorn of hair, yet still he wears
Tubes of...

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Categories: cancer, hope, marriage,
Form: Free verse
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,
Form: Couplet
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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Categories: cancer, cry, death of
Form: Free verse
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,
Form: Free verse
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,
Form: Free verse
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,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Unhappy Hostess
Come into my house, 
Sit anywhere you like. 

No, not at my table, 
No, not on my chair. 
Come into my house,
Sit anywhere.

I invited you,...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: anti bullying, appreciation, cancer,
Form: Free verse
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,
Form: Ode
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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© lg ds  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: cancer, inspirational, me,
Form: ABC
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
From...

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Categories: cancer, creation, environment, health,
Form: Ode
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,
Form: Bio
On Turning Fifty
A five and a zero.
Numbers.
The big one creeping up,
Five...
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,
Form: Free verse
Innocence
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,
Form: I do not know?
My First Priority is Me
If theres one thing i know 
That's set in stone
Is that you can't be
Everything
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,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member PATRICK SWAYZE

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,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Overtaken
You overtake - every corner of comfort, energy, rest, complacency
I don't want to have to be grateful
For each simple smile, each ordinary sunset
Because I don't...

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Categories: angst, cancer, fear, hurt,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member LAST CHRISTMAS HAIBUN
Christmas was always your favorite time of year, we’d had such fun especially when you dressed up as Santa to entertain the local children. With...

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Categories: cancer, christmas, i miss
Form: Haibun
For Ronan
Your soul was being attacked
Meanwhile mine carried bags
Of sorrow, devastation and guilt
For I knew your little body couldn’t handle this
This cancer that sprung up out...

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Categories: cancer, death, i love
Form: Free verse