How a Day Changes

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I wrote this shortly after I was told that I have cancer. I hope this will inspire those have this terrible disease to have faith and hope.

Submitted: October 29, 2011

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HOW A DAY CHANGES

IT STARTED OUT A NICE DAY,

WARM, SUNNY AND BRIGHT,

BUT THEN SOMETHING HAPPENED,

THAT TURNED THE DAY INTO NIGHT.

THE TESTS ARE DONE AND OVER,

AND ALL THE RESULTS ARE IN,

NOW I ONLY HAVE TO WAIT,

TO SEE IF I LOSE OR WIN.

I'M SURE IT WON'T BE LONG NOW.

BEFORE THE ANSWERS ARE HEARD,

IT'S JUST A MATTER OF TIME,

BEFORE I'M GIVEN THE WORD.

HE'S COMING INTO MY ROOM,

IN HIS SMOCK SO SNOWY WHITE,

WILL THIS BRIGHT, SUNNY DAY,

BECOME A DARK, DREARY NIGHT?

I COULD SEE IT IN HIS FACE,

HE HAD NO REASON TO SPEAK,

I JUST PRAYED THAT WHEN HE DID,

I'D BE STRONG INSTEAD OF WEAK.

"YOU HAVE GOT CANCER" HE SAID,

"AND IT'S NOT GOOD, IT'S STAGE FOUR,

I'LL LEAVE YOU ALONE FOR NOW",

THEN TURNED AND WENT OUT THE DOOR.

AN AWFUL THING THIS CANCER,

IT TAKES YOUR STRENGTH AND MIGHT,

AND AS MUCH AS YOU WANT TO,

YOU'VE GOT NO POWER TO FIGHT.

YES, MY DAY DID TURN TO NIGHT,

MY GREATEST FEAR JUST CAME TRUE,

HOW MUCH TIME DO I HAVE LEFT,

BEFORE MY WHOLE LIFE IS THROUGH?

WILL I HAVE TIME TO DO THINGS,

BEFORE I REACH MY LAST DAY,

OR WILL THE GOOD LORD ABOVE,

WANT TO TAKE ME RIGHT AWAY?

WHAT ABOUT MY FAMILY?

HOW WILL THEY GET ON WITH LIFE?

WILL MY CHILDREN BE OK?

WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO MY WIFE?

I'LL FIGHT TO THE VERY END,

HANG ON AS LONG AS I CAN,

I WON'T GIVE UP THAT EASY,

TO THE END I'LL BE A MAN.

IT'S GOING TO BE REAL HARD,

BUT I WILL FIGHT ALL THE WAY,

TO TURN THAT DARK, DREARY NIGHT,

BACK TO A BRIGHT, SUNNY DAY.

 

Gordon Jackson

 

 

 


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