Poetry Was My Savior

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
I have written poetry for many years. I had no idea that my writings would help me get through breast cancer.

Submitted: July 29, 2014

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Submitted: July 29, 2014



~~Poetry has been my life
Involved since a child,
Learning that I had cancer
It was put aside for a while.

A week ago things were fine
Yet today my eyes welled with tears
When I felt a lump in my breast
I  was filled with apprehension and fear.
Lost my husband two years prior
Am I being punished? Is it my fate?
Waiting for the doctor’s result
The most difficult time was the wait.

The tumor was malignant
My worst fears came true,
It will have to be removed
Before it metastasized and grew.

Many weeks of radiation
Months of chemotherapy
I was determined to write again
Although I felt weak and very weepie.

Being treated in the therapy room
Writing poetry was calming,
Arm filled with needles
In my head words were brewing.

Time has passed now; remission achieved
Writing poetry was my savior,
So thankful that I possess the art-
It’s a gift I will savor.

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