What could be worse?

When you get that call

And you just don’t know,

And you won’t know

For a month,

Nothing at all.

You take stock

Of life, and love,

And family,

And you begin to see

There are some things

That are worse things,

Worse than those words,



The clouds part

And you see far,

Receive reminders,

Take off the blinders.

There is reason

In suffering

A season,

In reflecting,

Structuring neatly,

Gathering loose leaves

And lost dreams discreetly,

So the dear ones

May one day,

Part with you peacefully,

Ready to continue

Without much residue

Of you,


Or bringing

Life too low,

When you go.

To me,

There are a few

Worse things

Than having cancer.

Like losing my soul,


Leaving things undone,


Losing my precious ones,

My lovely little daughters and son.

Maybe I won’t grow old,

But I won’t lose my soul.

Now I have my answer.

To me,

There are things much worse

Than cancer.


One response to “Cancer Scare”

  1. Art Hernandez Avatar

    yup. many things.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: