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

Updated on September 12, 2014
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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    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from United States

      Thank you my friend. whonu

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      Dianna Mendez 

      4 years ago

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

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from United States

      Thanks for your support my friend. whonu

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      Sam Deal 

      4 years ago from Earth

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

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from United States

      Thanks for the nice words. whonu

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      Audrey Howitt 

      4 years ago from California

      Touching and poignant--really well done!

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from United States

      Thanks my friend and blessings.whonu

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      Deb Hirt 

      4 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!

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from United States

      Thanks my friend manatita. whonu

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      4 years ago from london

      Heartfelt and beautiful poem. Many blessings from above.

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      4 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.

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from United States

      Thanks Jodah and bravewarrior, for your support. whonu

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      4 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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      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

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


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