Cancer...the Agony and the Ecstasy (a poem)

hope
hope
a journey
a journey
a journey full of doubts
a journey full of doubts
what will tomorrow bring?
what will tomorrow bring?
bad clouds may loom on the horizon
bad clouds may loom on the horizon
will better times await us?
will better times await us?

A Journey of Hope




She traveled the gauntlet of fear, in the valley of trepidation,

Up to the mountain's peaks of hope...with its fond elation.

A journey wrought of agony and in its fear of the unknown,

Where just the thought of cancer, its terrible seeds are sewn.


She fought on, throughout the pain and all of the weakness,

Her best thoughts were to remain in all of this bleakness.

Thinking about those she cherished and did so cherish her,

She walked the first mile, now of the past, seemed as a blur.


As Joan of Arc, who saved Charles' throne and of all France,

She trekked onward through the doubts, in this terrible dance.

Her only thought was to succeed and in escaping this bond,

Chemotherapy, with its effects, and like no fairy's magic wand.


Throughout this agony...with the cruel pain and fear of dying,

Trials and tribulations may be overcome with our just trying.

We may now traverse steep slopes, ever upward, in consenting,

A successful journey, and as our determination, is unrelenting.


The ecstasy of her escape, and freedom from this cancer's hold,

a story to be shared, of the triumph, and the joy, its message told.

The days of stress, unbearable pain, and doubts, with all the fears,

Now in a grateful rejoicing, and with its resolve, in our joyful tears,





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As the angels come, we will be saved.
As the angels come, we will be saved.

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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Touching poem whonu on a subject that effects many people. Well done.


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bravewarrior 2 years ago from Central Florida

Whonu, this is beautiful. We can find comfort in knowing those who lose the battle with cancer gain peace and tranquility in the end.


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Jodah and bravewarrior, for your support. whonu


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ladybluewriter 2 years ago from United States

Thanks to my husband who knows how I felt, when I started my journey to fight Ovarian cancer. Even though I am now considered cancer free for the time that does not take away my fear of the return of this disease. My heart goes out to all that have been through any form of cancer , and the struggle through Chemo was trauma. Thanks to not only my husband who stuck by me, but to all those children that grew up to be adults and supported me just like I did them in the days of their journey to learn. My prayers go out to all those of you in this struggle of life.


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manatita44 2 years ago from london

Heartfelt and beautiful poem. Many blessings from above.


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

Thanks my friend manatita. whonu


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aviannovice 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

It is a hard battle to fight, and very few seem to beat it. The message is for checkups and early treatment. Nice work!


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

Thanks my friend and blessings.whonu


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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

Touching and poignant--really well done!


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

Thanks for the nice words. whonu


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DealForALiving 2 years ago from Earth

This was a really beautiful poem with such a strong ending. Thank you


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

Thanks for your support my friend. whonu


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teaches12345 2 years ago

Your poetry is beautiful and provides a bit of comfort for those who have lost others to cancer.


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

Thank you my friend. whonu

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