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I've been writing poetry from the age of 12. It has, and always will be my outlet, my voice. Join me on my journey . . . I can write about almost anything. :) ~ Life doesn't come with a shiny new book; no users manual of answers to find with one look. Life comes with doors that open and shut; and paths laid before us to be followed or passed up. There's things we can learn and things we may teach; hearts that may find us and souls we may reach. Guaranteed on this journey are teacups of tears; and pains that might hurt us may age us by years. But the beauty of life, love, laughter and giving; come from serving hugs on a platter each and every day we're living. ~

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

"The Fight For A Life"

Cancer came into my life,
I'll never forget the day.
One hopes it will never happen
but it happens anyway.

It took a hold of my body
eating little pieces inside.
"But it cannot take my soul!"
I state, with strength and pride.

It may trouble my body
but I won’t let it cripple my heart.
It may cause tremendous pain
but I won't let it tear my world apart.

I intend to fight this fight,
giving it all that I can.
I will not let this disease
define my being and all that I am.

I won't let it conquer my spirit
or let it shatter all hope.
I won't let it eat away my faith,
even when I'm at at the end of my rope.

I'll keep on pushing along
with everything that I've got.
And when it's all said and done
I'll know how hard I've fought.

By: Lauri Halterman
Inspired by a twitter prompt:
I joined a project to make cards for cancer patients.
This is my poem for the fighters...the survivors....never give up hope.
From: The wonderful organization @Cards4Cancer
Care to help the project? Go to their site below to help us.... :)
Please note special permission granted on only this poem to all who wish to share with cancer patients and families for support. Please include my name, date and copryright signature when using.

I have had pre-cancer seveal times, but never fought the Cancer fight myself.  I've lost several people in my life to Cancer and have rallied behind others who keep fighting and living.  I also walked in the local Buddy's Race for the Cure for the past 3 years.

I wrote this from the Cancer fighters perspective with the help of a survivor, Barbara Jowers.

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