Cancer Countdown

by | Mar 9, 2008 | Poetry | 0 comments

I feel my time is finished
The fight in me has gone
Time to shed these earthly bonds
And join that mighty one

The ‘Chemo’ gave me some reprieve
Remission loomed ahead
Then cancer cells returned again
Now trapped at home in bed

I think about the treatments
Of endless days in care
Trying to extend my life
From cancer oh so rare

Then hope on the horizon
I went into remission
A chance to start my life again
To finish my life’s mission

For months the illness left me
My hair began to grow
My family re-united
But little did I know

That cancer cells lie dormant
A ticking bomb within
To return when least expected
Invade me once again

‘Don’t give up hope’ my family said
A futile thing to say
The cancer is ‘Aggressive’
It wont just go away

I lie alone inside this room
Today I’m going to Die
I call upon my family
A chance to say ‘Goodbye’

Don’t be sad, and please don’t cry
I journey now alone
The fear of Death is gone from me
It’s my turn to go home !


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