Sometimes it’s hard to express ourselves in conversation so we choose to write letters, messages or even notes. However, even these can sometimes lack the expression and emotion we desire to fully convey what is felt deep down inside. For this reason, I decided to write a cancer poem as a way to therapeutically express myself. A cancer poem would allow me to get my thoughts out in a way that i normally wouldn’t be able to. It gives me the ability to forget about facts and information and solely focus on feeling and emotion. Therefore, the following cancer poem is an expression of how I feel about cancer at this very moment. No holding back. Here we go.
Cancer, what can I say?
You took away the most important part of me.
My prior life will no longer be.
It is now changed forever.
My heart now colder then ever.
The memories plague my dreams.
Every night my mind is taken to the furthest of extremes.
The damage you have done has scarred me deep.
Sometimes I can’t even fall sleep.
I stay awake for days as if time no longer exists.
The reality of the situation my mind resists.
Can this all be an illusion?
The pain, the surgery and even the blood transfusions?
You took away my mother, that’s unforgivable.
You caused her pain, that’s criminal.
The torment you have caused, crossed the line.
There is no second chances here at Cancer Mind.
I will uncover your weaknesses and expose your flaws.
I will hold nothing back and bring out the claws.
Your days are numbered, that I can guarantee.
Just ask anybody, they will agree.
I will dissect you again and again so there is nothing leftover.
Your existence, your presence, summed up in one word, OVER.
I hope reading this cancer poem helped you as much as writing it helped me. Believe it or not, I actually feel better after writing this poem. That’s because writing poems can bring healing and personal growth in a unique way. Poetry therapy has been around for about 100 years and has helped people deal with issues like cancer and other life changing events. What’s more, it’s free, simple and relaxing, so why not try it? Write a cancer poem and see how it makes you feel. Don’t hold back and let it all out. What’s the risk? In the end you might just feel a ton better.
If you would like to share your poem with me and the world, just submit it in the comments below. This is a non judgment zone so write what’s on your mind. I look forward in seeing what everyone comes up with.