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Poem Details | by Rob Schulteis |
Categories: anxiety, beauty, cancer, death, love,

With Angels Wings

"With Angels Wings"

The whispering winds, a song they sing

A song of sorrow and of a heart so big 

Your love reaches as far as the eye can see

I believe in dreams because in my heart, you beat

Just as a gentle breeze shimmers every leaf

Your love, in every heart, plants a seed

Elegance, love and hope is what grows beneath

And this is your gift to us....

For safe keeping.

So...if you ever wonder why heaven sings

It's because now you fly...

      With Angels Wings

Poem Details | by Monia Kurtz |
Categories: cancer, death, i love you, loss, love hurts, meaningful,

For Ronan

Your soul was being attacked
Meanwhile mine carried bags
Of sorrow, devastation and guilt
For I knew your little body couldn’t handle this
This cancer that sprung up out of nowhere when you were two
But you got your army men and went to work
How strong your little heart was
Bigger than any of those little army men
Nevertheless, your little body didn’t fight forever
How could it?
So I sat you on my lap and told you that it was okay
You died that day.
So now,
Every chance I get I say screw Cancer
Fot taking the most precious boy I’d ever laid eyes on. 

Poem Details | by Berteena Harmony Of The Soul |
Categories: bereavement, cancer, grief, loss, lost love, native american, tribute,


knew a Tiger
who swam with dolphins
along the razor’s edge

meditated with a yellow bird
under his honey’s tree
in a west coast garden.

rare breed
from an indigenous

poetic wisdom
written with

sung his songs
in syllables:
5-7-5 and 5-7-5-7-7.

beloved’s last kiss
left him fragrant roses
when she crossed over.

did our

beads, sky lanterns,
and a beautiful

he crying with Coyotes
to the moon or on
heaven’s Windswept Shore?

knew a Tiger
who walked
with the wind.

by Berteena
Harmony of the Soul
PoetrySoup Poem of the Day - January 29, 2019

Poem Details | by Steven Federle |
Categories: cancer, death, grief, memory, mother,



sometimes in mass
as sacred songs
wash over me like rain,
I break free
and drift 
into memory,

and again you rise, 
your tears flow
as tears fill my eyes,
your dying breath
good bye;

after so many years,
the knife still cuts
and again, and

I cry.

(20 May 2015)

Poem Details | by Michele Nold-Godleske |
Categories: death, health, loss,

Cancer, You are an Artist

Cancer, you are an artist
A prolific one at that,
For several dear ones
Have encountered your work.

Your wretched fingers as sculptors
Design imprints of faces unknown.
You smudge white, pain-ridden clay
A little here, a little there,
Till your subject becomes amorphous.

But oh you are not finished!
A red cross encrusted kiln
Invariably cements your doings.
A surgery of crackling and burning,
Until the shape is spit out,
A hard shell lost of all dignity.

Satisfied with your creation,
You give it one last look
Before it rests on an earthly shelf
And another project is begun.

I am sad to say,
You are quite skilled at your craft.

Poem Details | by Pam Deremer |
Categories: cancer, dad, death,

Empty Room

Eyes gazing, questions raising...where is the one

who rested here? Where is the one who took refuge here?

They are gone...yet their things remain.

How odd...they did not stop to pack.

Bed if some magazine.

Breeze blowing...sunshine glowing...

yet emptiness is strange.

I peer in further...where did they go? 

Will they return...I'd like to know.

I hear the clock ticking on the wall,

like some sort of eary wake up call.

They shall not return...their time is done...

there is no need to turn and run.


Poem Details | by Sunshine Smile |
Categories: angst, cancer, death,

- Kimo Therapy -

                 She has breast cancer, malignant tumor
                 Time passes, a waiting game
                 Routine mammography

                       A filter of frustration and sadness
                       Death can not be overcome
                       Grief is the price of love

                 The moment of freedom, the mask falls off
                 Show yourself as a true friend
                 "We'll do this together"

Sun :) - A-L Andresen :)
Copyright © All Rights Reserved

Poem Details | by Emily Kroeger |
Categories: death, life, loss, love, sad, sympathy, time

The Cancer

I've watched her vanish and dietirate into withering roses.

The pain that takes over her body is spreading fast and furious,

and only weakens her!

How can she bring so much light into a room of darkend souls, with her smile,

When she has only those two weeks to remain?

Why her a mother and new bride?

She doesnt want to miss a thing in her young boys lifes.

But... she already knows how it will be and how it will come.

Six days, six days she had before the death withen her took 

one last breath, and she vanished into the atmosphere and left.

Poem Details | by Aimee Rodriguez |
Categories: cancer, grief, loss, miss you, missing you, mom, mother,

Eternal Flame

Without you, the days are so long
& sometimes it's hard to just carry on.
You gave life & love to all things
The joy of giving was what you would bring.

I see your smile inside my head,
It just isn't fair that you have to be dead.
I know you suffered though all the while
You held your head high & even would smile.

As I watched you go through it, I always had hope,
Even when we came to the end of the rope.
Everything that we went through
Helped make us closer & more loving too.

Through ups & downs you always were strong
Even when you knew you didn't have long.
Life can be kind & cruel in the same,
But you will live on forever because of loves eternal flame.

Poem Details | by Brian Byrne |
Categories: cancer, death, deep, depression, flower, loss, love, metaphor,


there she lay
planted beneath the soft, brittle earth

I remember picking you
no roses or tulips
just Daisy.

I was the gardener—
your gardener
what now shall I water

I cry in hopes my tears
will make you sprout
come out of your flowerbed

white and pure
yellow and cheery
green and new

I knew you were wilting
I saw you lose your petals
your eyes lost their vibrant glow

small and feeble
easily carried by the wind
you died within my gloves

now you are back where you began 
the dark, eerie ground
but this time


 you won’t grow

Poem Details | by Maureen McGreavy |
Categories: appreciation, cancer, death, mother,

Some Words On My Mother's Passing

You gave me life
In the end
I didn't lose
But gained you

circa 2005

Poem Details | by JENNIFER PROXENOS |
Categories: cancer, death,


How many people die a day, and
And how many loved ones mourn,
How many lives change in a day,
And how many hearts are torn!
My heart was torn,
My life turned inside out,
I watched the man I loved,
His cancer,
With all his might,
But he died and I cried!
A tall, proud, handsome man,
Brought to rest,
At his best!
I miss you dad ,
And I feel sad,
But one day we will meet,
In the hallways of the sky,
Then we’ll no longer need
To cry,
For in these many passages high
Above in the sky,
With an over whelming joy,
We will also see Alan your
Grandson, and my baby boy!

Poem Details | by Lori Freund |
Categories: body, cry, death,

Dear Cancer

Dear Cancer
You are the fate many fear
You tend to bring nothing but tears
There is something for you to know
The end is here time for you to go
The families hold and love
Your victims that go above
There isn't much else we can do
But watch the them suffer by you
The time is here for you to go
Don't hesitate we will steal the show
The destiny is ours to take
The fate will be ours to make
The day of victory has came
You have been put to shame
We have won so now go away
There is nothing more for you to say

Poem Details | by Jessica Thompson |
Categories: angel, beautiful, bereavement, cancer, celebration, death,

Happy Mothers Day

This Mothers day is different,
 not like the years before
 it leaves me feeling sad
 my heart a little sore.

 I know you're watching over,
 tracing steps I take
 careful there to guide me
 whenever my heart aches.

 So I'm sending hugs and kisses,
 all my earthly love
 to one special angel
 my Mama up above.

 Mom just know I love you,
 your right here in my heart
 and every time it beats
 were not so far apart.

 I know were not together,
 not the same old way
 but I still love you very much
 Happy Mothers Day.

Jessica Thompson-5/19/14

Poem Details | by Sabrina Niday Hansel |
Categories: angst, cancer, care, change, children, cry, dad, daughter, death, emotions, family, father, father daughter, fear, goodbye, grief, heartbroken, hurt, life, loss, love, parents, poems, sad, sister, song, sorrow, truth,

Forever Changed

June 18, 2013 our world was Forever Changed
We where a few minutes from home
When we got the call from our baby sister

Said we need to get back home
We need to come as fast as we can drive
Mom really needs us
Something’s wrong with Daddy
The whole way we drove 80
Hoping & Praying we’d make it back in time

Our Family & Friends were weeping 
By the time we got to his side
We knew then our Daddy had been taking
And our hearts they were breaking
We never got to say Goodbye
We each softly kissed that man
We four sisters laid down beside him
And cried just like babies
For our world was Forever Changed that day

Poem Details | by Patrick Boyle |
Categories: cancer, caregiving, death of a friend,


                                      By Lynn Boyle 1956-2014

Cancer is a monster
it has taken my



It has seared my skin off my body

It has broken my spirit

It has destroyed my hope for any future

It has taken my identity

My independence

And left me

           Waiting for death

Poem Details | by Milan Georges Burovac |
Categories: cancer, cry, dark, death, health, slam,

Om Ega

this emptiness
this nothing
finally - we are

time against time

I am only a human
simpler than one instant

of the fragile flesh
of the roaming mind

a walking dead

Poem Details | by poesy relish |
Categories: cancer, death, life,

Life - The Hub

Over the years of enacting roles varied Daughter, sister, wife, mother flurried No panacea, this strife Bout of cancer, rife And it take Life! I did ache Listen to the fife Approaching to kill, a knife Ruthless and scary, I was buried Over the years of enacting roles varied © Nadiya(09 Feb '15) * Placed 1st in the contest 'What life means to me' by Jerry Curtis on 10 March 2015 Placed 10th in the contest 'An invented form' by Andrea Dietrich on 23 Feb 2015

Poem Details | by Claudia McCracken |
Categories: absence, angel, best friend, cancer, death, death of a friend,

A Lack of Loyalty

That day when I opened my eyes
I just as quickly shut them tight
I knew you were going to die
But I couldn't stand by your side
And I cannot forgive myself 
For being too weak to say goodbye 
I couldn't scream and I couldn't cry
All I could do was cover my eyes
Again living like the blind
I needed to understand why
And I wanted to save your precious life
I would have given my own to the endless sky
Rather than see us all left behind

Poem Details | by Chelci Biggs |
Categories: beautiful, cancer, death, goodbye, granddaughter, grandmother, sunshine,

My sunshine

You are my sunshine
my only sunshine.
She would sing every morning, as she would clean.
You make me happy
 when skies are grey. 
Her voice was like an angel.
She sung so beautifully. 
You will never know dear, how much we love you.

It's ok maw maw, you can let go now, 
I understand.
You don't have to stay and suffer anymore. 
Close your eyes, I'll hold your hand.

She then took her last breath, I knew she couldn't stay.
God why did cancer, have to take my sunshine away.?

Poem Details | by Lewis Raynes |
Categories: cancer, death, pain,

This Pain this Cancer this Death

This pain, not today, I can’t do this pain,
And I feel I’m never going to mend.
It’s severe, immediate, 100%,
As it slowly takes me toward my end.
My back is a rage, my hands and mouth, 
My legs and feet, my head.
This pain’s a paralysis keeping me still,
All I can do is lie in this bed.

Now I’m dying each day, alone with pain,
Alone in this fight to the death,
As this cancer slowly devours me, 
Devouring every beautiful breath.
And each time I try to go to sleep,
To the World I say a little goodbye,
Goodbye to every little thing that I was,
Goodbye to the cry and I sigh.

Poem Details | by Nikhil Singh |
Categories: animal, bangla, black african american, cancer, chocolate, death,

Ode to India

I like to eat curry
It's funny in my tummy
But then I turn really smelly!

Poem Details | by Abimbola Mosobalaje Davis |
Categories: cancer, death, emotions, feelings, grief, heartbroken, sick,

Woman In Tears

But who washed her in pains
That her tears, soil to drain
When innocent mind blots in grief
Affliction that is intransigent
The mystery that brought tears
To His hands she await in fears
But as sun kisses her naked eyes
Drained her pains, heavenly friend
As the drip passes fluids to her hole
To her daughter she smiles
Agonies of her absence in loneliness
The nakedness of the truth, she will know
That today is the time since awaited
And the kiss of the sun again
From the glass pane of the window
The gentleness of its touch
That, of course, is the heaven dew
Eyes now brownish, date given now due
In gentleness, she closes her eyes
In tears, her daughter knows she’s gone

Poem Details | by Lei Strauss |
Categories: success, sympathy, time,

Cancer Survivor

I spent almost month in a hospital room
This ever worst sick was so much and doom.
Chilling so bad in a mild quiet night,
Freezing to death like I was losing my sight.

Lying on a white bed and feeling this pain.
Too excruciating and made me insane.
Medical tests were examined crucially,
Days were softly killing me physically.

Delivered my body in the operating room,
Wanted to extend this life and make it well bloom.
Hours of terror tortured me so ruthless
Felt heavy stitches which made me so breathless.

Years passed and I’m all too well.
Survived this disease given from hell.
I’m a cancer survivor! Fighting for life!
Saving myself for loved ones in life. 

Poem Details | by Marie Harrison |
Categories: animals, confusion, death, family, life, loss, sad


Body Danger
Killing Far Too Many
Silent Killer Of Families