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Eat away until nothing remains,
Spread through flesh and bone,
Leave nothing alone,
Fester deep,
Hide until nothing can be done.

Secret death,
Plague the loved,
A heart falling by inches,
Is cured by poison,
That leaves sickness in its wake.

Fall into the dark,
The pain leaves no mark,
No blood is spilled,
No mortal wound is seen,
The killer is hidden,
Behind skin and bone.

It saps life as it spread,
Greedy and merciless,
It cares not for age,
For love or life,
It eats away in the night,
Despite all attempts,
A soul fades away.

Keep back soulless disease,
Don’t affect me,
Nothing can be done,
The sickness has already begun,
And the cure is poison to be sure.

Death is horrid enough,
But cancer is worse,
For you fall by inches,
And fight yourself.
Cancer is a hard disease. It's scary and all too real. It's like watching someone fall by inches into death. The cures are like poison. But there is hope. People survive cancer everyday. It takes will. It helps to catch it early. It's not impossible to survive. I don't know if any of you know someone with cancer or have it yourself. But there's always hope. New breakthroughs and second chances.

Blessed be.
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Hidden-Behind-A-Book Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Student Writer
Hit me a bit hard with this one since my Mom's a cancer survivor but probably the most accurate description of cancer I've ever read. 
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Akela-Nakamura Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Go Hidden's Mom! She must be an awesome woman. ^^

Thanks, I tried my best.
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Hidden-Behind-A-Book Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student Writer
She is, absolutely and entirely. Mom's are made of awesomeness. :) 

:) You're welcome, it really is fantastic! 
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Akela-Nakamura Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Indeed they are. XD

^^ Aw.
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Elias-Hale Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hey, this was really amazing. Made me think of my greataunt, who passed away just recently. She was tough, though - doctors told her six months when they found the cancer. That was multiple years ago. She lived, I believe, about 30 months more than she was told she had left. We (my family) were all quite grateful for that.
Anyhow - your writing has once again reminded me how awesome you are at it. Never stop writing. :)
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Akela-Nakamura Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Strong woman. She must have been amazing. Shows what the doctors know.

Thanks.
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NemoX7 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014   Writer
Thanks for writing such a beautiful poem. I can relate to this somewhat as my maternal Grandmother contracted cancer nearly a decade ago and passed away a year or so after picking it up. It's a horrible stroke of irony that she beat it to then be left in the hands of an incompetent carer. :rose: Anyway I thought I'd write a comment to let you know how much I enjoyed reading your poem. :)
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Akela-Nakamura Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome.

I'm sorry about your grandmother, she must have been a strong woman to have beaten back cancer. That is ironic, that's horrible that it ended that way.

Thank you.

R.I.P. Nemo's grandmamma.
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NemoX7 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014   Writer
Aww thank you. You're too kind. I think she would have liked that. :)

Indeed she was quite strong, but she had contracted a bug called MRSA at the hospital she was being treated in. Of course all the medical professions from neurosurgeons to a plain old nurse feigned ignorance when we asked about her condition. We were still asking what the hell was wrong before she passed on. An event that could gave been avoided. I was getting to that stage where we could talk together like adults. It's the main reason I have a bitter attitude to the medical profession.
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Akela-Nakamura Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome. I hope she would've.


That...That pisses me off. To fight off cancer-not an easy feat at all-and to get a bug at the place she's supposed to heal and for them to deny it is-Don't know if you like swearing or not but-complete bullshit. If they'd tried, they might've saved her. And that pisses me off. I've never met her, but she shouldn't have had to go through that after cancer.


I find it hard to take the medical profession seriously as well. My mother went through hell not to long ago, to make a long story short, after a lot of stays in the hospital they couldn't find what was wrong. So, in deciding that since they couldn't figure out what was causing the pain, they said that she was faking it for the drugs.
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