Wednesday Poetry – Cancer’s Vacation

Cancer’s Vacation

Where would cancer go for a vacation?
Would it fly to Hawaii and stroll on the beach?
Would it send me a post card
or bring me back a t-shirt?

While it was gone,
would I feel better,
be free of care
and able to do all I did before?

Could I buy it a ticket for a three-week cruise,
or a weekend getaway?

Or could I just send it to the movies
for a couple of hours of respite
from the worry,
from the pain,
from the anger,
from the fear?

I haven’t been in the workshop this week.  There is a new project I’ll post about next week along with updates on my current work.

Until then I’ll leave you with a poem from my cancer poetry collection.  And yes, I finished editing the poem I mention in my last post.  More on that this Sunday.

If you need me – I’ll be in the shop


About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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19 Responses to Wednesday Poetry – Cancer’s Vacation

  1. George says:

    We can all chip in and buy it a one way ticket to oblivion and that still wouldn’t be far enough away.


  2. marymtf says:

    It’s obviously not cancer that deserves the vocation, Andrew.


  3. inesephoto says:

    My friend had her last radiotherapy today!
    Cancer can jump in the lake.


  4. Put it on a barge down the Nile, where it will be killed by a tribe of fierce humanists.


  5. I love this poem, Andrew.


  6. Where indeed? It makes its presence from hiding in the first place, so would it go somewhere really public or continue its quiet journey until no one could hide from it?


  7. You read my mind–I was wondering if you finished the poem you were struggling with. This one is wonderful. Unique and hopeful.


  8. Chris White says:

    Yes, a one-way-ticket would be nice.


  9. lorieb says:

    wherever it goes, hopefully it is a permanent vacation and forgets to come back!


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