Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Stage

Cancer or not?
It's cancer.
We are in the club,
I hope the name
is Cancer Survivors.

Tomorrow, surgery,
then what? Find out
what stage? Stage sounds.
like a performance.

I need to be on that stage
brave and true for him.
Where do I get that kind
of strength ?  From no
where I've been before.
He because he has it,
me because I love him.


Lisa said...

Judy, you and your husband are in my thoughts and I am sending a prayer up for you tonight. May you find a peaceful moment to hang on to. Much love...


"He because he has it,me because I love him." Ooh how touching.May love's ointment flow....and sooth what would otherwise be unbearable...may God's rejuvenating warm showers calm the hearts of all members of the club.

Heavens2Betsy said...

Judy you will find what you need in your own sweet soul and it will flow into you both and replenish you through your difficult time. Sending you both healing wishes. penny

Victoria said...

This is an amazing poem Judy. It rings so true for me. We find the strength because we love, and being the primary support person has felt like a performance to me, a tough one. I like the way you play on the word "stage" and I think you did an artful thing with the name of club - Cancer Survivors indeed! Blessings to you and yours.

Willow said...

Hard hitting and all encompassing poem of fear, defiance and love. The last line perfect.

Peggy said...

Wonderful poem Judy. I especially like the last lines, "he because..., me because I love him." These cancer poems have all be very strong ones.