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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 Cop a Feel - Breast Cancer Awareness Campagin
Breasts, boobies, knockers, **** – 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 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 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

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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 --are 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
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: Elegy
Premium Member The Luxury of Ordinary
Today was a good day

Today he walked on legs unbent
And erect spine of a man intent

On stilling the cacaphony of monotony
And smoothing the callouses of...

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Categories: cancer, hope, recovery from,
Form: Rhyme
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
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 Rainbow Sherbet and Dying Poems
I never got why you always
Ate the red pink color out 
The Sherbet ice cream

It was like excavation
How you removed all the cherry
Without even affecting...

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Categories: bereavement, best friend, cancer,
Form: Dramatic 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
Premium Member 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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© Len Gasun  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: cancer, inspirational, me,
Form: Abecedarian
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
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,
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 back...

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Categories: childhoodheart, heart, life, cancer,
Form: Bio
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,
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
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?
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,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Child Scream Out
despair hangs heavy 
in the air these days
but the only path
is through they say

an intruder in the midst
blowing his cold still drip 
into the...

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Categories: cancer, emotions, family, grief,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Eternal
I watched you slip away and I wanted to keep you here.

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© Tj Silba  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: bereavement, cancer, death, faith,
Form: Free verse