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The Big C

My most recent visit to see!

By Denise E LindquistPublished 2 months ago 1 min read
The Big C
Photo by Matej Klíč on Unsplash

Just like the big C on this tree

You can’t always see

what is happening inside.


I just want to go and hide

rather than check with the oncologist

that is my cancer specialist.


I see my tests a week before

that should be good for

a few months, right?


No such deal, my sight

isn’t always right! I want

to squeal, I want my aunt!


She was a nurse that worked

with old people, and never shirked

She knew the culture the best.


She was above all the rest!

And I want my mommy.

She is who I want to see.


It is so weird to be saying that

when 70, but that is where I am at!

Hubby won’t do right now.


He is always there to take a bow

to bring laughter and light, he

can keep clear until need be.


He was there for me before

He says, “Shut the door!”

I say it wasn’t bad, wasn’t long.


I’m not wrong.

I just don’t remember everything.

thanks to chemo brain, and another thing!


Or two, a respiratory code,

aging and menopause overload!

I will be just fine.


I can unwind.

when this appointment is over.

I will go out and sit in the clover.


Sing a song of praise

that all my kids are raised

Be thankful every day.

and for waking up today!


First published by Write Under the Moon on medium.com

performance poetryStream of ConsciousnessFree Verse

About the Creator

Denise E Lindquist

I am married with 7 children, 27 grands, and 12 great-grandchildren. I am a culture consultant part-time. I write A Poem a Day in February for 8 years now. I wrote 4 - 50,000 word stories in NaNoWriMo. I write on Vocal/Medium weekly.

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  • Novel Allen2 months ago

    Prayers blessings and hugs that you are coping well and are ok. So many trials for one person to bear, yet you are doing it with dignity and thankfulness. May you be blessed and wrapped in loving kindness.

  • Shirley Belk2 months ago

    Sending love and hugs your way.

  • Mariann Carroll2 months ago

    Amen 🙏🏽 Love this encouragement poem ❤️💗

  • When I read your title, I thought it was a place something like the Big Ben. Then when I read your subtitle, I was thought you went to visit that place. Only when I saw the word oncologist did I know how wrong I was 😅 So, everything is okay right?

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