Dear Cancer,

Dear Cancer,

A Poem by Holly Mason

         Dear Cancer,
  Hello, I know we have met, but my name is Holly. I have a few questions to ask you.
First why did you pick me? Is it because I am a super great friend? Or you just happened 
to be flying by one day and said "Oh she looks good". My second question is, do you have a 
family? If you do, you should pay attention to them and you wouldn't be so lonely. Third
question is a bit loaded, is there any cure for you? I mean I think you could at least
give a clue. My fourth and final question...why do you exist? Just wondering. I have a 
lot of life left in me and I am hoping you change your mind. If you find that you cannot
redo this deal, then I understand. I will let you know (ahead of time) that you have a
fight on your hands. I am coming out fists fully ready and I will not go down easy. You
can take your time or we can have a quick face to face. Your choice. I never said I
would lay down peacefully. You can write me back if you would like. I will even 
enclose a pre-addressed pre-paid envelope. I think you have a lot of issues. Do not
mean to be rude but you picked this fight...not me.
                                                        Fighting like a fighter should,
                                                               your nemesis, Holly
P.S. before you pick on anyone else or even think you should....finish the fight with me.
I will be ready anytime ,anyplace , anywhere....leave other folks alone, you twit. 
(twit is not what I want to say but I am not a great user of profanity) but you Cancer 
are an a--hole. (just sayin') 

© 2013 Holly Mason

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Posted 1 Year Ago

Time for doctors.... admittedly scared. Not because of fear because they said you have one more year. 6 years ago . The soul only fills an empty water bottle the rest is destiny . Still not any better on punctuation , still don’t care . Gotta go gotta go yup sure do .

Posted 3 Years Ago

Truly the most unique message about cancer that I've ever read! This topic has been addressed many times, but never like this, & I love originality in writing. What I notice most is that there's not much emotion in this message & it feels like the narrator is pushing her more emotional response down to a point of being not apparent & then showing a fighting stance to the world. I've heard that having a fighting attitude is the best way to go & here you demonstrate that as if you were offering an example of how to do this fight! I hope this is not your current situation (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 5 Years Ago

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Dearest Holly, i love this and I do work in a Cancer Therapy Dept in a large Sydney HOspital. I am the admin staff there not nursing but do see a lot of what goes on and have worked in reception in the treatment areas (rad and chemo) but look i loved your poem and love your fighting spirit, you sound young and very courageous and have a true fight to fight and you are there with open fists i felt, good on you for this wonderful poem and your fighting strength. I wish you well in your poetry and in your fight against this A..hole. xxx

Posted 5 Years Ago

Well said Holly! In no uncertain terms kick the FUCKERS A*S!
My hope is that you are still creating.


Posted 8 Years Ago

This was an admirable piece of writing. Not only in the witty style, but also in the courageous and positive defiance of your situation.

Posted 9 Years Ago

A clever and positive take on a difficult confrontation.

I am very much the same in that "I am not a great user of profanity"

I like your voice. It is part friendly, part snarky, part wise.

A few punctuation notes: the commas in the P.S. are askew. Some of you ...s became .....s. Don't know if that matters to you.

Posted 9 Years Ago

This is an exceptionally good if not great write and one that I truly find inspirational & fully intend to re-visit from time to time...

All Good Things,


Posted 9 Years Ago

Dear Holly, I just read this unforgettable write and I also read what some of your other writer friends have written about you. To your courage and strength of character, I would also add your golden heart and your beautiful spirit.

Posted 9 Years Ago

I admire you and your strength.

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Added on August 2, 2013
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Holly Mason
Holly Mason

Rockledge, FL

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