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Poetry In Oncology


Gupta, Sweety

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Cancer Research, Statistics, and Treatment 5(2):p 264, Apr–Jun 2022. | DOI: 10.4103/crst.crst_103_22
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She was a dynamic, charismatic lady;

A daughter, mother, and wife

Always bubbling with positivity toward life

Never did she repent for any shortcoming

Was indebted to God for everything

The family was her strength and optimism

Her dictionary knew not the word “pessimism”

Suddenly one day, she noticed her eyes were flaxen

Oblivious to the fact, her life would be shaken

She was flippant, but still sought an opinion

Was admitted under the care of an oncophysician

And finally, she discovered that it was cancer

A dreadful name which changed her life

“Is it the end, or will I survive?”

The thought flashed in her mind, “Why me?”

From this state of affairs, she just wanted to flee

Her hubby gave her the courage to fight the battle

He knew she would be able to show her mettle

Days, weeks, and months passed, and after one year

The physician declared that her disease was clear

But in her mind persisted the fear

“What if it comes back again,

Will all the efforts be in vain?”

But an inner voice whispered, “There is an Almighty, have belief”

Positivity regained, and she had some relief

It is now 10 years down the lane

Life is back to normal and she has nothing to complain

She mentions it was a positive attitude, faith in God,

Her resilience that she strived against all odds

Today she feels energetic

Zestful, empowered, and enthusiastic

She once again has a magnetic life

As a loving daughter, mother, and wife

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