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Cancer Poems | Examples of Cancer Poetry

Cancer Poems - Examples of all types of cancer poetry to share and read. This list of new poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous poem examples for cancer.

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Premium Member Radiation sickness
Having failed yet another repair, on the leaking rods I spit my liquified bowels all over the walls Retching up toxic filth within an expectoration of black lumpy phlegm forms a pebbledash of grotesque sin Some I recognize, some...Read More
Categories: allusion, cancer, hate, racism,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member River dance
Sounds of still waters under a forgiving sphere baptize me empty...Read More
Categories: abuse, analogy, cancer, religion,
Form: Haiku
can I borrow your pliers
Can I borrow your pliers, As I really want to rid myself of this ring in my nose, How it got there nobody knows. I am being led to places I don't want to go, And my brain...Read More
Categories: cancer, addiction, allusion, anxiety, baptism,
Form: Burlesque
Premium Member August 28, 1968
August 28, 1968 Haiku: by Tom Cancer was the match that set my fields on fire. Then came God’s healing. ...Read More
Categories: cancer, god,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Girl with Cancer
She was sick, but you would never know it. She liked her nurses, they were slim and fit. She rarely complained. Her name was Bonnie Proctor. She enjoyed her friends, they shared the same doctor. What is...Read More
Categories: cancer, 5th grade, 6th grade,
Form: Rhyme



This is not a pipe
This is not a pipe I can see that No bite, or burn, marks It’s just a piece of art Nothing you can get a grip on A pipe is made for smoking I keep mine stored away, haven’t used them...Read More
Categories: appreciation, art, cancer, extended
Form: Free verse
Too Tired
Too tired to think Too tired to talk Too tired to take Even a walk Too tired I say Perchance I must fall Too tired to take Even a call If this is my lot If this is my stay How can...Read More
Categories: cancer, age, black african american,
Form: Rhyme
Blue Room
The Paint in the room is getting in your skin, while the silence is slowly wearing you thin. These Sea walls would soon come crashing on you as the Waves of emotions have come to swallow you --...Read More
Categories: blue, cancer, color, depression,
Form: Rhyme
I am a 15 year old in a 20 year old lifestyle
I am a 15-year-old going through a 20-year-old lifestyle I wonder why do bad things happen to good people I hear crying I see tears I want answers to questions I am a 15-year old going through a 20-year-old...Read More
Categories: 9th grade, boy, cancer,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member bluebird
I sat for a moment that lasted several hours staring at blue and silver strands of hair that lay across a porcelain forehead; I should call someone, but Who is there that would understand? I gazed through her window...Read More
Categories: absence, bird, cancer, caregiving,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member William Patrick Darnell Sr - Acrostic
William Patrick Darnell Sr - Acrostic W-illingly, loving people as God would do! I-ntelligent, funny, witty, and true. L-istening with his heart so others can speak. L-earning what he must, not trying to make a mistake. I-deally, he wouldn't...Read More
Categories: blessing, cancer, character, confidence,
Form: Acrostic
This Troubled Road
Oh! My brother I’ll walk with you on this troubled road yet hear the news with agitation and I would say stand firm keep hold we will not buckle nor will we fold The path is long and dusty smotes will suck all love...Read More
Categories: brother, cancer, confidence, health,
Form: Free verse
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 convalescence For today, we both forgot The wasting rate this cancer's wrought Today,...Read More
Categories: cancer, hope, recovery from,
Form: Rhyme
Deanna
“She was your cousin?” They would all echo, their half-faux-sympathy was pathetic, and it made me feel even ...Read More
Categories: 11th grade, bereavement, cancer,
Form: Elegy
Premium Member A Bloody Second Round
If it is red wine Jason will dine Since it is time For the young to have a dirty mind Oh brother Here comes headless mother Looking to kill my lover Oh boy am I...Read More
Categories: abortion, abuse, boy, cancer,
Form: Rhyme

Specific Types of Cancer Poems

Definition | What is Cancer in Poetry?