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This Thing Has Slighted My Fate

A loved one’s response to breast cancer.

By Oredolapo A RobertsPublished 2 years ago 1 min read
This Thing Has Slighted My Fate
Photo by Raquel Santana on Unsplash

This thing has slighted my fate.

There's no rhyme or reason for this ruse.

I don't understand. I can't relate.

This definitely, is some unkind mistake.

How can you see pink, then feel so blue?

This thing has slighted my fate.

With no warning or chance to debate,

I carry a load of terminal news,

I don't understand. I can't relate.

I make my doctor appointments and follow their updates...

Just to end up in these shoes?

This thing has slighted my fate.

What shall I say to translate,

without showing my hope is beyond bruised?

The impact is like a thousand freights.

My entire world has been displaced.

How do you concede to lose?

This thing has slighted my fate.

I don't understand. I can't relate.

Grief occurs normally when hearing a breast cancer diagnosis. If you'd like additional information, the CDC has some helpful information.

This poem is part of a collaboration with members from Saloon for Writers. If you're looking for a supportive and fun group, swing by. We'd love to have you.

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About the Creator

Oredolapo A Roberts

During my roughest times, I maintained my innate desire to help others. Sharing my experiences as a healing narrative helps me communicate hope. Sharing a laugh is love.

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  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a year ago

    This was very deep and emotional! A very well executed Villanelle. I loved it!

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