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Cancer's Toll

by Roger Scypion about a month ago in sad poetry
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Cancer's Toll
Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash

My wanderlust has been taken,

Struggling to survive is all that remains.

To see a promising future awaken,

Is trapped, bound by sorrows chains.

The coincidence of my consequence lies in my disease

It often interrupts my daily ease.

All I am is unable to circumvent,

All I do now is search for life's compliments.

Forever cursed,

in an uncaring universe...

Like a haunting ghost, always there...

Looming, leering, bathing my despair.

When will I be free...

Of this life changing malady?

I was once jovial, positive, without worry...

Now I'm withdrawn, reclusive, seeking mercy.

When can I resume normal life,

Free of pain, free of strife.

These are the words I wish to share,

Of my journey with CML.

sad poetry

About the author

Roger Scypion

"Fate rarely calls upon us at a moment of our choosing." Optimus Prime

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Nice work

Very well written. Keep up the good work!

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