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Rated: E · Poetry · Family · #2188715
Written to someone I love, who's battle never seems to be over
After the Cancer

Pain unspoken, this art of healing
Dismiss the worry and dismal feeling
Survivor, forget not that you are blessed
For you did not succumb like all the rest
On gentle precipice of your sorrow
God granted you a wary tomorrow
Only seconds to cry for all you've lost
Forge ahead, no matter the cost
Defy the afflictions of your chemo blitz
Marrow left scarce moments to reminisce          
Push quickly past the bitter heartache
Get on with life, for heaven's sake
Flail against the body's weakness
Toss aside the dreary bleakness
Loving voices to cheer you on
Ever thankful for a new day's dawn
Pick yourself up, dust off the grime
Hasten your steps, while there's still time

Sit still no longer, give voice to fear
Give open license to your falling tear
Life's path irreversibly amended
Previous plans tragically suspended
Warrior of the medicinal battlefield
Weary victor, triumphant your shield
Sweet soldier of serenity let out your cry
Dignity stripped away, strength in short supply
Fatigue from a journey never sought
Postwar lethargy from the conflict fought
Take pride for all you've achieved
But allow yourself to embrace the grief
Release the anger, set forth strife's tide
For there is reason to the pain inside
Oh wounded bird, your agony is true
Portrayal from a fighter's view
Echo the hurt, articulate the injury
Heal first your soul, rejoin life gingerly

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