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Poetry by Cancer Caregivers

Blackburn, Randy DO, MBA

doi: 10.1097/01.COT.0000449881.07567.67

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The Gift

Seems So Long Ago That Dark Day & Time When I Heard the News

Many “How Could It Be's” 1000's of “Why Me” “Buckets of Tears”

Soon Though, The Sun Rose I Felt Comfort I Did Not Feel Alone

The “GIFT” Arrived No Bow No Shiny Paper

It Is Supernatural It Is Privileged It Is A Talk Special To BOTH

Just A Promise The Walk will Not Be Alone FOR I Will Be There ALL the Time

RANDY BLACKBURN, DO, MBA, is Medical Director of Onslow Radiation Oncology in Jacksonville, North Carolina. “This is how I envision the journey of a cancer patient,” he says.

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