Dedicated to Breast Cancer Survivors.
|Forty’s not old, in shock said she
This cannot be happening to me
I regularly did the self-examination
Wherefrom came this abomination?
My children are small she cried in despair
They need my tender guidance and care,
My husband is strong and stalwart,
But at this news he’s fallen apart.
The choices are many the regimens vary,
But unfailingly they are all alien and scary,
To whom should I turn now for comfort,
Those around me are frightened and hurt.
Wise and caring the doctor spoke sure
Although I cannot guarantee a cure
I can help to inhibit this disease’s spread
Of immediate threat, I can remove dread.
Others having passed through the same hell’s gates
Formed support group, they became soul mates
Guided faltering step, held wavering hand
In aftermath helped her to once again stand.
Ten precious years later, unwrinkled brow
Careful review a part of her life now,
Grateful for reprieve, wary of the next day,
Determined to Live, come what may.