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Poetry by Cancer Caregivers: “Eternity”

Bennett, Jane C.

doi: 10.1097/01.COT.0000368018.08873.1b
Kathleen Bumberry, RN, BC, OCN, Cancer Educator at St

Kathleen Bumberry, RN, BC, OCN, Cancer Educator at St

Lovely little planet Earth

How I will miss you when I die!

Your sun, your moon,

The people I love,

Laughter and children,

Music and intelligent conversations.

But perhaps, I will be able

To explore the Universe at warp speed

The planets, the stars, the galaxies,

The colors, the lights

Beyond infinity and back again

That should take a little time.

Or perhaps, a speck of me

Might drift on a speck of earth

And join molecules,

Life will begin again somewhere in the


And I will melt into Eternity.

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