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Cancer Poems

Cancer Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about cancer. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for cancer.

Poem Topics Related to Cancer

tumor, corruption, malignancy, disease, sickness, canker, c, carcinoma, big c, long illness,

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Premium Member That Day In '73
That Day In ‘73

That day in ‘73 was as clear and pristine as glass ice,
Torched by a brace of smitten souls falling in love.
There was no lush music to be heard in this duet,
No swiveling rhythms or conga lines for...Read More
Categories: cancer, memory,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Or Would We
Or Would We?

Oh, Lord, I think we need a magic knob
that's somewhere on one arm discreetly placed.
When activated, it would sofly throb,
alerting us to nearby pain it traced.
At this time, we'd adjust our hidden disc,
permitting us to live another’s woe
with...Read More
Categories: cancer, humanity, pain,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Total Surrender
Total Surrender
Written: by Miracle Man
2-12-2020

In Nineteen Sixty-Eight I took the plunge,
No longer wishing my sin to conceal.
Trusting God, that He, would my sin expunge,
I was dried out clay on the potters wheel.

Words that crept into my ears defiled soul,
Adding to...Read More
Categories: cancer, god, health, inspirational, sin,
Form: Lyric
Will
He never once mentioned the pressure of his blood
or his Mam
I found dead on the floor

his Dad’s cancer
or his younger brother
not once, during the best years of my life

he fixed cars
with a pipe slowly smoking

a magician with gauges and valves

he...Read More
Categories: cancer, age, death, family, loss, love, society, tribute,
Form: Free verse
Orphan
O-Outward she seemed fine and healthy
R-Really it was a dagger in the heart to hear!
P-Penetrated through the ovaries was a cancer cyst.
H-Happened that it was the size of a grapefruit before we knew
A-And it had metastasized so that numbered her...Read More
Categories: cancer,
Form: Acrostic



Premium Member Read The Book
Glory-Be on a bun, and a tube of lifesavers,
What have they done to Barbara Havers?
Where is good old sloppy Barb,
Dressed in some outlandish garb?
Where's the slogan on a T-shirt,
Something like "Bare Bums Alert",
A bit of execrable Havers taste,
Boldly displayed above...Read More
Categories: art, books, cancer, creation, food, hair,
Form: Light Verse
Crying out loud
When I see a baby crying, screaming her lungs out,
I see beyond the need beyond the want,
There is a lost soul who has boarded this ship of the damned.
And yet with a touch near the heart she is calmed.

When I...Read More
Categories: cancer, 10th grade,
Form: ABC
Premium Member 16
May all of your moments be filled by your dreams
We are all entitled to at least 15
They could be moments of fame or a great achievement made
They will always be yours to keep so don't ever trade

It might be a...Read More
Categories: cancer, encouraging, uplifting,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Child Teachs Them
Delicate and innocent
Cheeks flush with pure happy
Exuberant two year old hugged everyone in the room
Including the craggy old man who had not been hugged for a long time
He was so gob smacked he began to cry and could not stop
Remembering...Read More
Categories: cancer, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I don't understand

I don’t understand what is happening?
I see continual explosive episodes of outrage
Things being said, are unheard of in the past
Criticism for a public person with stage 4 cancer?
Hateful blanketed comments to people unknown?
Assault on a woman wearing a medical mask...Read More
Categories: cancer, angst, anxiety, sad,
Form: Free verse
I rememeber Dad
I remember ,
How your lips caressed your cigar ,
Like a woman being held around her waist ,with soft arms of assurance .

How you paced yourself perfectly ,
taking a breath every three puffs.
Easing your cigar from your lips ,kept safe by...Read More
Categories: best friend, cancer, dad, father son, truth,
Form: ABC
Premium Member To Free The World
I heard today
a corporate goal
"To free the world of cancer."

What I heard, instead,
"To free the Earth of human toxic nature."

Often rooted
in feelings of not belonging,
not being good enough,
not even fitting in sufficiently,
too toxic,
unbenign,
too loudly aggressive 
and/or quietly sinister
to be known...Read More
Categories: cancer, abuse, anxiety, community, earth, education, health, integrity,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member SWEET THANG
I hate you now, you did me wrong
I did you till the cows came home,
My friend called and said, ‘’she was through with you’’,
And I was jealous because, "I was weak, and didn't
Have the wherewithal to walk away.!
Now my best...Read More
Categories: cancer, abuse, addiction, drug, food,
Form: Personification
Premium Member I NEED A HUG


Everyone deserves a hug
A kiss
A warm touch
Closeness
Reassurance
Love

Even more so
When you’re radioactive

We’ll find a way



posted on February 1, 2020...Read More
Categories: cancer, courage, health, hope, kiss, love, together,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Gilgamesh
GILGAMESH . . .  

Story has it you used your power to run amuck
Putting fear into the people, and brides in Unuk

So the people of Unuk pray to the sky God Anu
To sort out Gilgamesh, without any further ado...Read More
Categories: cancer, adventure, best friend, brother, character, deep, emotions,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Was I too articulate
Daddy, how we missed you when you died
I had not been told when I was five
Come back,Daddy,miss your smiling eyes

We were told that we must never  cry
When the cancer took your earthly life
Daddy, how  you suffered ,then you...Read More
Categories: cancer, absence, age, death,
Form: Villanelle
Premium Member Man Eating Flower - AN




"We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are." Anaïs Nin







“Man Eating Flower” - AN



Voluptuous lips 
Velvet soft and slick
mouth words that skip
and crush off wet tongues to 
french kiss and swallow
all the serious insects

Like a...Read More
Categories: cancer, identity, imagery, psychological, sensual, symbolism,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Haunted by a Long-lost Love
High on a passing cloud there floats a dream 
Never to be easily forgotten,
Devious destiny weaved its fierce scheme,
Turned my youth into a life so rotten.

The soft song of a Summer Breeze was gone,
But by then we had met and...Read More
Categories: cancer, death, love,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member You are singing through me close and wise

Daddy, how we missed you when you died
I had not been told when I was five
Come back,Daddy,miss your smiling eyes

We were told that we must never  cry
When the cancer took your earthly life
Daddy, how  you suffered ,then you...Read More
Categories: cancer, absence, allegory, analogy, angst, feelings, grief,
Form: Villanelle
Premium Member peach skin with wrinkles
peach skin with wrinkles
turning white with cancer
cringing knuckle pain...Read More
Categories: cancer,
Form: Senryu
Premium Member Silence Screams

I’m hurting

Aching in pain

Feeling helpless

A quiet insane


A friend is dying

Cancer has set its roots

There’s no denying

I wonder what God would do


It’s hurting

Unfair tears fall

Silence Screams 

Shatters on my wall


She is hurting...

And nothing I can do 

But wish her miracles

" Give...Read More
Categories: cancer, feelings,
Form: Verse
Legume
Legumes are the flavor of the walls
Wet, soft, and sexy 
They penetrate the soul and leave with a feeling of pure joy 
We love all root vegetables equal 
We are the root vegetables...Read More
Categories: 3rd grade, anti bullying, cancer, crush, success,
Form: Cowboy
Sir Walter Scott Kaufmann
Yet with the recent collapse of the garden estate, Abe knew
The devil had appeared down, in, up out the chimney flue
As a result Eve had lost the Rose, petals fallin' to the ground
His brother Cain had started his count of...Read More
Categories: abortion, anger, assonance, brother, cancer, christian, christmas,
Form: Alexandrine
How His Grandparents Met, Part I
It was back in the 1920s that
Harold Welsner brought his fiancé home,
to show the family his lovely Sandra,
blue-eyed beauty, auburn hair, and small bones.

He wanted to show he Colorado,
his girl had never been out of the east,
family gathered to meet...Read More
Categories: cancer, anger, betrayal, dark, death, family, lost love,
Form: Narrative
Anti-Conformist
Society standards is cancer  
cancerous 
but glamorous on cameras 
slanderous those who oppose the demographics 
the mechanics of the systems arithmetics governs the populace 
my genetics ethics inside my genetic code skeptics 
rare relic my breed photosynthesis
The Sons light...Read More
Categories: cancer, evil, god, jesus, truth,
Form: Free verse