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Cancer: A Poem

by Vikki RamdassSurvivor, Triple Negative Breast CancerNovember 20, 2022View more posts from Vikki Ramdass

Cancer: A Poem


What can I say about this six-letter word?

My heart hurts every time I think about it

Am I living my worst nightmare?

Or is this my destiny?

Please tell me, I am desperate to know the truth.


This disease caused me so much grief

I couldn’t even begin to express myself

Upon hearing my diagnosis, I started to cry

Why me, what did I do that was so wrong?

I am scared, confused, and ridiculously nervous


Having cried through my surgery, chemo, and radiation

I had no more shame or feelings left within me

I was depressed for such a long time

I didn’t speak a word to anyone


It was like being a ghost, just non-existent in society

Do you truly recover after a shake-up like having cancer?

I think I did and I live to tell the tale

Wow, I never thought that I would be alive today

But I am extremely grateful for my new purpose

Thank you, my friends, for sharing this remarkable journey with me!

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