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Cancer Poems | Examples of Cancer Poetry

Cancer Poems. Below are examples of poems about cancer. This list of cancer poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of cancer poetry. This list of works about cancer is an excellent resource for examples on how to write cancer poems.

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List of Cancer Poems

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Love the sad story of Joey and Rory Feek of GAITHER fame Anil Deo Couplet angst, cancer, child, christian,
A Place Called No More Colette Dright Narrative bereavement, cancer, death,
To Lord Rama amolkumar udarwar Sonnet cancer, confidence, courage,
Six-Word Couplet Series Encore Ann Gilmour Couplet boy, cancer, death, journey,
We Were Not Promised Another Day Bette Bavington Villanelle cancer, animal, bereavement, best friend,
Premium Member Poem Trapping Buddies Caren Krutsinger Narrative cancer,
Premium Member Poem CANCER - REMEMBERING WHAT YOU WANT TO FORGET JAN ALLISON Free verse cancer, remember,
Believe in Me Gordon McConnell Rhyme cancer, faith, god, trust,
Land of Liberty Deborah Johnson Free verse cancer, abuse, allusion, analogy, august,
The sickness that need not be David Smith Didactic addiction, allusion, cancer, care,

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Goodbye - for EAW
by M Braimah Saaka
So She knew
That declaration of love
It took me by surprise
We hadn’t spoken for decades
The cut off when I didn’t reply
Later the daily prayers she sent...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: cancer, death, love,

How's an Angel Supposed to Learn to Fly
by M.P. Shaudd
Not all Angels 
Need to spread their wings and fly
Some are sent here to be loved
For way too short a time

We don't blame Jesus
But we...

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Lyric | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: cancer, deep, fear, inspirational,

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CALLING
by Line Gauthier


calling things out
hate is cancer
cancer is hate



posted on September 17, 2018...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: cancer, hate, perspective, truth,

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A Nurse
by Michael E Cantrall
A nurse enters the examination room
and smiles evaporate dark clouds above
and attending shadows dismiss submerged sadness
and within this universe, she’s five years free
and clear of...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: angst, cancer, depression, fear,

MYSKILLSDEGRADING
by Khazamula Mhlongo
Days are warm
Nights are cold
Yet still I feel the heat of the Sun
Scorching my thoughts into dust
The words I pen are a soup of poetry
Your...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: cancer, conflict, confusion, nonsense,

Our Ed
by Tara Michel
Couldn’t sleep just thinking of you
Feeling of helplessness endlessly
How I want to change it miraculously 
Please universe wrap him up close to you

Prayers I repeat...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: cancer,

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Cancer
by Marilyn Williams
I have a friend with Cancer.
I want to wish him well.
It's not enough to sit by and
watch his family face this hell.

I have heard so...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: cancer, courage, growth, heart,

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A BROKEN HEART
by JENNIFER PROXENOS
A BROKEN HEART    
 
How many people die a day, and
And how many loved ones mourn,
How many lives change in a day,
And...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: cancer, death,

Jesus My Ever Living Source
by Gordon McConnell
The year 2017 will I not forget
at that time received really bad news
diagnosed with prostate cancer no less
shaken in my core really got the blues

But...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: cancer, christian, health, jesus,

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Star Power
by rob carmack
A Little Boy’s gun with a barometric trigger,
showed a Fat Man how to
blot out an Empire’s rising sun.
Proliferation’s need pushed
Sellafield and Kyshtym to trip chasing...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: cancer, death, environment, pollution,

I Just Wanted to really Die
by steven jess
"Thought the saddest day of my life, was the Christmas day I lost my wife" 

"But I soon found out it wasn't close"
"I lost my...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: cancer, cry, father daughter,

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THE C BOMB
by Line Gauthier


There he was
In his white coat
Afraid of our reaction
As he dropped the C word

We watched it bounce off the floor
And hang there suspended
No one reaching...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: cancer, sick, surreal, truth,

GENESIS RESPLENDENT
by matthew harris
Autumnal hint faintly tinges air 
finding this mortal 
     bewitched by blare 
ring refulgent radiance, 

     ...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: cancer, 11th grade, 8th grade,

Brother
by Rose Henderson
All these years have came and went.
I wish I could get back the time we had spent.
The simple playful ponytail tugs 
The warm embrace when...

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Prose | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: cancer, death, depression,

Romeo
by Norman Crocker
rancher
gently touches sick wife
Romeo...

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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: anxiety, beauty, cancer, family,

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BLASPHEMY
by Demetrios Trifiatis







A blasphemous humanity amounts to a cancerous cell within God's creation!   








© Demetrios Trifiatis
      12 August 2018



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Monoku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: cancer, humanity, world,

nanny don't be scared
by daisy tyrrell
Awaiting the news, we feared the worst and hoped for the best.
Life was about to put my family through an unforgettable test
Mom came in, evidence...

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Bio | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: age, cancer, cry, hope,

I Remember The Possibly Departed
by Lawrence Sharp
I don't, and probably won't 
know the truth of her fate,
I don't know whether she left us, 
but I do remember her well.
Tall, slim, quiet...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: cancer, death,

Sexy Suicide
by Trevor McLeod
The stores sold foods with pesticides
till everyone got sick.
And now the cancer's so damn bad
that everyone dies quick.

And even though we're pressed for time
we'll never...

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Quatrain | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: analogy, assonance, cancer, change,

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ETERNAL
by TJ Silba

             I watched you slip away and I wanted to keep you here.
...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: bereavement, cancer, death, faith,