National Poetry Day

Cancer is no democracy.
You don’t get a vote
On if you’re in or out.
Can’t demand a recount
If the biopsy results
Make you want to shout
“Why me?”

I didn’t ask for this
I’m not brave
I’m not strong.
God is the rock
that I stand on.
When I’m scared
He’s right there.

It’s not my job to say
What you should do
But I will anyway.
Eat chips
Go to the seaside
Have faith
Be kind
Find your hidden artist
Open your eyes
Today you are alive:
So live.


Author: Alex

I work in a college library, and love reading and writing. I write short stories, poetry, blogs and children's stories. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2015.

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