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Cancer Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Helpless Kolapo Olapoju Free verse cancer, death, death of
PAIN Paul Kasolokera mkandawire Verse anxiety, art, atheist, cancer,
Place at table Colin Jeffery Free verse cancer, death,
Welcome to the Real World NZ David Smith Dramatic Verse cancer, analogy, anxiety, assonance, bereavement,
On the plus side David Smith Light Verse appreciation, blessing, cancer, care,
Premium Member Poem Tumbleweed Tom Wright Lyric cancer, life,
Premium Member Poem Nearing A Cure Tom Wright Lyric cancer, god, prayer,
Cancer Kurt Philip Behm Free verse cancer,
Love's wanderer Colin Jeffery Free verse best friend, cancer, love,
Premium Member Poem MSKCC Robert Ronnow Verse cancer, city, death, hero,
Last three months Debjani Mitra Haiku cancer,
Premium Member Poem ACCEPTING Martin Brown Free verse abuse, betrayal, cancer,
The Menace Thomas Harrison Rhyme cancer,
Premium Member Poem Broken Wing - words of hope for a young cancer patient Robert Ippaso Rhyme analogy, cancer, family, fear,
Romeo Ibohal Kshetrimayum I do not know? blessing, boy, brother, cancer,
PHOBIA adedayo samuel Rhyme anxiety, cancer, dark, imagination,
The Angel of Death Neto Ken-Amobi Rhyme angel, cancer, death, god,
I Wish I had the Answer for Cancer Todd Aguilar Jr. Lyric cancer, death, for her,
Premium Member Poem Cancer Was the Match Tom Wright Lyric cancer, jesus,
Premium Member Poem MY 5th YEAR POETRY SOUP ANNIVERSARY JAN ALLISON Free verse blessing, cancer, humorous, me,
Weather report on election day Ibohal Kshetrimayum I do not know? cancer, august, autumn, betrayal, black
Premium Member Poem Nobody Knows Berteena Harmony Of The Soul Free verse analogy, anxiety, cancer, depression,
Have I the investment for you David Smith Light Verse addiction, analogy, anger, cancer,
Premium Member Poem CANCER OF THE BONES Martin Brown Sonnet cancer, grief, sad, sorrow,
Premium Member Poem MUSIC TO MY EARS Martin Brown Haibun cancer, lost love, love,
Where are the Guardians of Quality David Smith Dramatic Monologue analogy, betrayal, blue, cancer,
Premium Member Poem NOTHING EVER WILL Jim Yerman Verse cancer, love,
Premium Member Poem - I Died A Little Inside - A Sad Bluebell Story - Sunshine Smile Free verse blue, cancer, death, emotions,
VALENTINE HUGS Ann Gilmour Senryu cancer, emotions, valentines day,
Is it Cancer K.R. Wonder Rhyme cancer, courage, death, fear,
Premium Member Poem You're coming home Peter Hackwell I do not know? cancer,
A right Carry on David Smith Imagism cancer, analogy, appreciation, autumn, blessing,
Premium Member Poem ONE LAST TEAR Cindi Rockwell Free verse cancer, cry, family, sad,
The Gift of Gait Jacquline Musgrave Rhyme cancer, christian, deep, god,
Premium Member Poem Windwalker Berteena Harmony Of The Soul Free verse bereavement, cancer, grief, loss,
Premium Member Poem IMPERATIVE IT IS Demetrios Trifiatis Epigram cancer, health, universe,
In the name of progress David Smith Didactic allusion, analogy, cancer, car,
Cancer Cancer Cancer Elizabeth Kinch Acrostic cancer, courage, pain,
Premium Member Poem SURSUM CORDA Charles Eastland Ballad cancer, fate, friendship, strength,
Premium Member Poem On a Patio in Central Pennsylvania Bill Keen Free verse cancer, insect, nature,
An Appropriate Indifference Dave Collins Free verse cancer, destiny, environment, giving,
Warrior Within Lori Mack Rhyme cancer, courage,
Premium Member Poem My First Priority is Me John Conde Rhyme art, cancer, dedication, friendship,
Cloud Angels In Memoriam M. L. Kiser Sonnet angel, appreciation, beautiful, cancer,
Sick child Carlo Lazzari Dramatic Verse beautiful, cancer, child, death,
Premium Member Poem I AM A PORCELAIN DOLL Cindi Rockwell Free verse cancer, death, devotion, pain,
Cancer of my soul purbasha roy Rhyme anxiety, cancer, deep, depression,
CANCER OF MY SOUL Beata Agustin Rhyme blessing, cancer, christian, faith,
Premium Member Poem Brain Quakes Brian Davey Free verse cancer, deep, life, sick,
Cancer of My soul Matthew Morton Rhyme anxiety, cancer, dark, depression,

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Cancer Poem Example


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

The phone rings, 
The clock dings,

I scream, scream, and scream:

I can’t grasp what is real
I can’t inhale the lives you steal
This game is like murder in the first degree,
I can barely feel the words you're expressing.
Your hand, holding on to mine as if it was the last
I crawl I hide behind these moonstone walls
There it stood and stole my Womanhood
Pink is the ointment rubbed inside my diary.

I crawl- I remember-
Looking for a dream, where the women wear combat boots
Women ready to kill all confrontation with nukes.

I was lost!
Do you know the feeling?
Once you hear, the “C” word your mind starts spinning,
You can’t see what’s going on,
Your smiles soon to be gone,

On this fright night, I bleed
Hold on tight, of the dead of this night
I’m down on my fallen knees,
A secret I can't keep, no longer need
Breaking backs when I mention the word “C.”
It is like getting struck by a freight train
Taking what belong and makes ME me! 
Forgetting the Pink October ribbons, I wore
Taking  time to weave them into the last strand of my red chemo hair.

Now here you are,
Standing on the chest
Heavy shoulders a violin press.
No longer needing the little black dress
Skin pink tight leather, now you caress
My eyes are full of tears
Once I discovered the beast came back without fear 
The news blew like a missile in heat
With a fire’s shooting out from the dark
Sweltering me, blazing me,
Leaving the world, all ribbon tied.
Dimples and pretty lips, I drop the world with beauty and tissues. 
Filled with  pink ivory issues 
This is the way that I feel, I am real… 
You are a killer, you are a disease! 
You sit there and shatter our lives,
With many of us, you’ll discover we do not break like glass 
Still, we walk in high heels strolling through pink valley skies.
With a charm called a Pink Ribbon; -I WORE-

- A heavy pink scarf now I wear like a noose, 
Remembering my days have been numbered 

I have no family to lean on
Everybody’s plus my mother is gone
You are the undead: 
Leading some of us into a watery grave
You are like a jack in the box
Hiding until you are found… 
You’re silent until your jobs done...

You made us angry, you made us cry, you killed many…
However, you will never come close to a glorious ~Victory~ 
We are  “PINK LADIES,” who  continue to be strong
I will find a way to sew my chest back to its caressing view!

One day will find the cure,
And, destroy YOU "The miserable ‘Breast Cancer’ Disease" 

by; PD

Dedicated to all the females of the world. 
((And men whose life touched by this disease))

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