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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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© Poet M.e.  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: absence, best friend, cancer, farewell, fear,
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
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, image, moving
Form: Free verse
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 of a
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member HE IS MY BEST FRIEND
HE’S MY BEST FRIEND

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,
Form: Sonnet



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: life, peoplechild, lost, child, lost, cancer,
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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© Poet M.e.  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: cancer, cry, death of a friend,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member ADIEU UNTIL I SEE YOU IN HEAVEN - EMOTIVE WRITE
I know your spirit is finally free 
when I scattered your ashes yesterday 
Cancer has taken you away from me 
solitude is now the price...

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Categories: cancer, bereavement, heartbroken, missing you,
Form: Pantoum
Diamond in the Sky
A dead star that inspired this poem--the companion of the star 55 Cancri, in the constellation of Cancer the Crab--has now shrunk to only about...

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Categories: cancer, star,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member I Slipped on a Teardrop and Landed
I slipped on a teardrop and landed in muck.
No inkling had I of my future bad luck.

The tear I had cried started out, oh, so...

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Categories: cancer, friendship, life,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member An Eternity I
Stood upright, between two roads,
On a thin metal rail,
A solitary, brown coloured bottle 
Of beer,          ...

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Categories: cancer, betrayal,
Form: Rhyme
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, farewell,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member ''death of a friend''

death is near-
a fading out    tomorrow will never be-
gone away        an empty shell will dwell

birds...

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Categories: cancer, death, death of a friend,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I got a letter from the devil
(Hello, my sweet friend!)

Speaks in unknown tongues 
Nevertheless it will consume
Ask for food, 
A sweet drink 
The hunger and thirst are real
It's pitchfork aims at...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: cancer, anger, anxiety, character, dark, drink, food,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Premium Member THE CRYING CANDLE
The candle seemed to call my name
I watched its brightly flickering flame
The light from it shone bright in the dark
I was hypnotised by its golden...

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Categories: cancer, father, light,
Form: Personification
Premium Member JAN ALLISON
I am from Great Britain  – it’s not a rumour
I always try to write with a sense of humour

In 1996 we moved to live...

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Categories: cancer, mum,
Form: Couplet
The Lady Of The House
It’s siesta, yet one can hear from the second floor of the house the animated sharing of juicy news some visitors have brought to the...

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© KP Nunez  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: cancer, abuse, analogy, black african american, society,
Form: Haibun
Sarah's Story - Mental Illness
Sarah’s Story - Mental Illness

Sarah, the “Crazy Lady,” was a familiar sight,
roaming the streets any time of day or night.
Her foul body odor announced her...

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Categories: cancer, crazy, depression, hurt, mental illness, pain,
Form: Rhyme
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 DEATH MY PAL




Death,
An old friend, as old as life,
We met soon after my birth 
He liked to play games with me 
“Be ready” he said “I am...

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Categories: cancer, death, fear, life,
Form: Dramatic monologue
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
Just Three Pounds
Three pounds a month they
ask, save the Tiger, save the
Panda, save the Jaguar, save
the rain forest.
Three pounds a month for
the children's hospital and 
for the...

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Categories: cancer, angst
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member The True Mother






“The True Mother”




What part of a heart
in another could one trust
when betrayal comes
like a silver bullet words and deeds
sharp piercing to burrow 
bleed out Life’s...

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Categories: cancer, betrayal, imagery, love, mother daughter, psychological,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member POETRY SOUP HEROES FOR CONTEST
To single out special people on soup is such a hard task
So many people have helped me, so it’s a really big ask


I discovered on...

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Categories: cancer, angel, for her, for him, friendship,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Dancing with the Devil
Lost between the borders of heaven and hell,
confusion led to this story, one must tell.
Surrounded by a world full of violence,
I closed my eyes and...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: cancer, angst, introspection, psychological,
Form: Rhyme