The Six Letter Word

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The Six Letter Word

Its a six letter word
that packs a powerful punch,
striking terror within
based on merely a hunch.
Wrecks havoc and mayhem
wherever its found...
often silent but deadly
when it is around.
An enigma to all
in the medical world,
its cause or its cure
has not, yet, been unfurled.
Indiscriminate in nature,
haphazard at best...
it presents where it will
in the worst or the best.
Its a formidible foe
in a battle for life...
this six letter word that can
outwit the knife.
Many defeat it and
others will yield...
the outcome for any
seldom quickly revealed.
Its treatment, sometimes
is worse than its sting...
this six letter word
that's a curse of a thing.
So, it may be assigned
and the battle line drawn,
but we shall press forward
with faith, victory spawn.

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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

I assume you mean 'cancer'?

I've heard it myself...twice, and yes, it is frightening and the treatment is no picnic. But I'm still here.

Well done.


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

WillStar, Yes that is the word, and I so appreciate you, and the fact that you are still around! My son just got the news this week and we are still reeling. He is, if nothing else, relentless, and will not let this get him down, and neither will I. Hugs!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Tell your son he's in my prayers.


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MysteriousOne 5 years ago

No_Clue...this really tells the whole story. A sad write, for sure...but your talent as a writer still shines through! You are always in my prayers!

God Bless!


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Thank you, WillStarr, and you will be in mine!


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

MO, thank you, my friend!I appreciate you!


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thebluestar 5 years ago from Northern Ireland

My darling No-Clue, you are a strong and thoughtful woman, a woman who has a heart of outstanding beauty, you will cope. It is amazing what strength us mere woman have within us, I know from experience. Write me any time and we will take a journey together. How about a walk in the sunshine through the fields of sunflowers? Thinking of you so much. x


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

star, you are a blessing to me, indeed! Thank you! Hugs to you!


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CMCastro 5 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

Such an intriguing way of putting it, since my Dad has another diagnosis of it, and my brother is a Physician in Oncology. I claim health and well being, and man's decision to treat the condition as if it is a fatal end can have a deep effect on one who is not Spiritual.

I like those Virtual Body Scanners that they have, wish it was available to all of us @ no charge. One visit to one Doctor. It is so time consuming to go to one specialist after another.

I wish only God's Health and Happiness to you.


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Your strength will make your sons challenge easier to face. We will keep you in our thoughts.


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Dear No_Clue, The human spirit is so resilient and our greatest ally. I know it has great impact on our health. I am glad to hear your son is relentless. That tenacious, fighting spirit will serve him well. Your poetry packs a brilliant one-two punch. It's a knock-out, which matches your son's spirit. I have to say, though, that I am sorry that he and everyone that loves him, must face this challenge. None of us know from one day to the next what obstacles await us. Nevertheless, it's a path none of us would choose. My thoughts are with you, No_Clue.


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Radioguy 5 years ago from Maine

You are in our thoughts and prayers.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

sorry to hear about your son. I hope he makes it through alright, this is a good poem. you describe cancer so well. its a horrible disease but it is beatable.


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

My sincerest thanks to you all. My son is a man of great faith, who nurtures a wonderful relationship with God. This new challenge has come as a blow, but, certainly not a defeat, and with God's help we will press on. My way of dealing with any and all of the ventures that have come my way in life is to commit them to paper, and to share as it comes is an honor. I am grateful for your thoughts, prayers and support.


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Mimi721wis 5 years ago

No_Clu, your poems always make me think. I'm sorry to hear about your son also. It appears he has someone very special in his life you and God. You both have my prayers and thoughts also.


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Mimi, thank you, kindly. I appreciate your prayers and thoughts. This is yet another opportunity to grow...


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Spirit Whisperer 5 years ago from Isle of Man

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Keep your mind focussed and practice expecting the best at all times. Wake up every morning giving thanks for your son's good health as if it is a fact and so create that good health first in the mind and watch it manifest in reality.


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Thank you, Spirit Whisperer, I shall make this a faithful practice, beginning NOW!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Hugs to you No_Clue, your son and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Movie Master, thank you...this is just another challenge and opportunity to grow...not necessarily one I would choose, but, it is what it is and with God's help, we shall "adapt and overcome" as the Army says!


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

An interesting treatment of a rather terrible subject...just goes to show you that not only the four letter words can be the bad ones. WB


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Thank you, Wayne, this is part of my strategy, for myself, in gearing up...I appreciate your visit and comment! Take care!


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Sun-Girl 5 years ago from Nigeria

A well presented and well presented article,am sorry for the ailment but bear in mind that any sickness has an expiry date and am praying for you.


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Thank you, Sun-girl, all prayers are welcome! This is a battle we intend to win, with God's Grace!


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DTroth 5 years ago from My Little Hole In The Wall, HubPages, USA

Dear No_Clue...

I pray that you and your son remain strong in his battle with this terrible monster, the big "C," and remain spiritually strong as well. It's gonna be quite a rollercoaster ride for all of you.

I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers for him to quickly come through this with a clean bill of health on the other side of this dark tunnel.

Much love and peace to you and yours.

Diana

Oh...and great poem! Voted UP and all that.


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

DTroth, I so appreciate your sentiments! With God's Grace and the help and support of many family and friends we will face this head on, walk through it together, and whoop it! A roller coaster ride, for sure, but do-able. Thank you, kindly!


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Stigma31 5 years ago from Kingston, ON

Excellent poem, sad circumstance. I hope all goes well with your son. Any time I hear news like this it saddens me. Voting up and up!


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Field-Of-Flowers 5 years ago from Midwest, USA

Hi No_Clue this is an excellent poem and very well written. I'm so sorry to hear about your son. He will be in my prayers. May his faith be that of a mustard seed. To say to that mountain (cancer) be tossed in the sea, and it will be done! I voted you up all the way!!! God Bless you and your family! :-)


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Stigma, thank you. My son is a strong guy. He will beat this thing, and go on to do great things, with God's help and lots of support! I appreciate you!


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Field-of-Flowers, (love your name) thank you, kindly! We graciously welcome all prayers! Faith is, indeed, the key, here! I appreciate your read and awesome comment, and God richly bless you and your family, as well!


shygirl2 5 years ago

Cancer takes on many forms in our lives today and in many ways. I have lost several loved ones because of it and in varying degrees. The key element for survival, seems to be one has to be of a strong will, wanting to fight...not to give in or give up. I am sorry to hear this six letter word has a part in your family's lives, through your son. You will definitely be in my prayers and in my thoughts. My hopes are that God will keep you in his strength and in comfort, as only he can give.


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

shygirl2, my sincerest thanks! We welcome all prayer and thoughts!


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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Marsha, my prayers are with you. It's a sad and emotional read, yet so incredibly deep and touching. I pray for you all!


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tnderhrt23 4 years ago

Awwww, thanks BeyondMax. This was written just about a year ago, when My oldest son was diagnosed with papillary carcinoma. I was in shock, and could not let him see my fear. But God is good, and so far so good. He has another scan in August and we will know more then. I appreciate your prayers...they are what gets us through!

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