When I met IT The sun is shining but darkness loomsReady to strike, whenever IT choosesIT picks its moments, without discrimination and when IT does we are often losers Before IT came happiness was destinedHolidays, family, we had it allThen from nowhere IT arrivedDetermined as ever to make its callIT’s the 3rd person in our marriage For 5 years it has stayedFlouncing around causing mayhemLeaving one of us lost and betrayedIT came like a whirlwind, one sunny dayI put up a defiant fight as only I couldTaking IT on and those in the way Protecting my love as any wife wouldFor a while IT stepped back, reluctantly Then made its move once againLike a game of chess it ups its gameLife will now never be the sameIT stands between us, keeping us apartIT causes disruption and causes us painIT lives within one of us in masquerade IT sucks life from the other much like a drainIT’s determination is thoroughIT defies any strengthSneaking around robbing any loveTaking its toll at any length IT’s taken control and runs our homeDictates the lives of those it now ownsNo longer a wife wrapped in comfort and loveA carer I’ve become left feeling aloneIf you haven’t guessed IT’s name already I say it through gritted teethBeware of this thing called cancer IT causes nothing but grief
Hi Sunset19 what a beautiful and touching poem of what Cancer does and how it invades our lives.
Very very poignant and thank you for sharing this and I feel sure many others will relate to the words.
Sending some hugs your way.xxx
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Thank you Granny59
Ive discovered writing things down helps to relieve the stress and inner turmoil. Your kind words & hugs are much appreciated so hugs coming for you too x
My wife was diagnosed two years ago and is now terminal with secondary lung and liver cancer.
This is such a true reflection and so beautifully written.
Thank you, bless you and sending you hugs.
Dear Sunset 19
What a lovely poem and so heartfelt. So true too.You put it so well.
Courage and strength to you.
A big hug and kiss.
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