I Don't Want That - A Poem
I Don't Want That
I don’t want that poison running in my veins
You’ll have to tie me to my bed in chains
You must remember what we talked about before the big C
I can’t believe now you want me to have chemo-therapy
I don’t want that, it’s not good for me
And it’s not fair of you to demand this of me
The decision is mine you can leave if you must
I’m not doing it, not ever. I know what I trust
I’ll take my chances, change my diet
No more additives and big greasy fry ups
Organic veggies, lots of clean living
I’m definitely ditching the chemical cleaning
My life was once full of stress, cigarettes, and wine
Yoga and meditation will be my new pastime
I can’t argue no more I’m just so tired
I don’t want that, it’s just fighting fire with fire
I said I don’t want that, now leave it be
I’ve listened to your side but you are not me
The chemo will get me one way or another
I know it will just like it did your mother
What prompted me to write this poem?
Well I don't have cancer. However I have had the discussion with lots of family and friends about their view on chemo and cancer and the general feeling is that most don't like the idea of filling their bodies with harmful chemicals in order to try and kill the cancer. A lot of us feel that sometimes doctors and specialist only offer this avenue of treatment and a lot of us know of others who have agreed to have it because they have been scared not to. I have stated categorically that in no way would I allow these chemicals in my body I would much rather take my chances, change my diet and way of living (which I have already done to a large extent anyway) than feel so ill with the side effects of chemo. Plus I think it is important that we not blindly trust another with the health (or death) of our bodies.
Wishing all my readers good health :)
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