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"Cancer Free"

 by Mike Hall

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I'd like to take the rogue cells
Each one that's gone awry
We'd put them in a red balloon
And send them to the sky

Or take them to the station
And put them on a train
They'd depart at 8:05
And you'd be free again

I'd tie them in a duffel bag
And ship them out to sea
Then as each minute passes
They'd sail far away from thee

Perhaps I could box them
Send them on a shuttle flight
Soaring to the heavens
So you could sleep at night

Soon you'll take your life back
And we'll paint the town till three
Your friends and loved ones rejoicing
That you are cancer free.

This poem celebrates the hope and joy of those with cancer looking forward to being cancer free.

Poem Submitted on 05/19/10

About The Author: Mike Hall

Mike Hall is a long time Denver area tennis coach and teaching professional.

  • He writes poetry in his spare time and is married to Sally.

  • Mike and Sally have a daughter named Carly.

  • Many of Mike's poems are sparked by people rising to the challenges in daily living.
     

  • Two of his favorite poems (The Darkest Hour & If I Could) are found online by googling Meg Heggie. If I Could was written after my sister in law was diagnosed with breast cancer a few years ago. To read these poems, click below:

The Darkest Hour  /  If I Could

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