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by Rachelle RolfSurvivor, Yolk Sac Tumor & AdenocarcinomaMarch 24, 2023View more posts from Rachelle Rolf


The pain . . .

It’s crippling


it lets me know

I can still feel

Everything else is numb

Hopes, shattered

Dreams, gone

How does one keep going on

When everything you’ve ever wanted

Just disappears

Is ripped away

No longer a reality

Is Taken



I don’t want to die,

but I don’t want to exist either

Another day just seems so daunting

I’ve got nothing left to give

No more will to fight

broken down

damaged goods

They say that life isn’t fair,

but no one prepared me for this

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This article was featured in the March 2023 Unseen Challenges of Survivorship issue of Elephants and Tea Magazine! Click here to read our magazine issues.

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