Doin' The Cancer Two Step

Doin' The Cancer Two Step

A Poem by jen -- JG
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just my way of coping..................

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Doin’ The Cancer Two Step

 

I’ve wined and dined to the Blue Danube

Boot-scooted to Tammy Wynette

I sang the blues with the great B.B King

And loved ‘Mickey Mouse and Annette.

 

I used to ‘Go Go’ with Abba

Twist and shout to a favourite band,

But I never did the ‘two step’

While tied to an I.V. stand.

 

My stand and wheels went one way-

I.V tubes got tangled in twists

Amid urgent struggles and quick steps

Too often the toilet was missed.

 

As for me – I managed the ‘two step’

Walked the wards from North to South,

Aching so much for solid food

Even jelly felt good in my mouth.

 

Right now, I’m feeling much better

But my patience is just a tad thin-

Cancer took out a third of my bowel

But that bugger just ain’t gonna win!

 

So Now – it’s the cancer ‘two step’

Two steps forward - one step back,

It all seems a little too much at times

But courage – this lady don’t lack.

 

I used to be so well endowed

I think Dolly Parton was jealous,

My kids called my boobies – my ‘floaties’

‘till cancer attacks were too zealous.

It took eight years for breast cancer

To reduce my ‘floaties’ to dust

But I keep two spares in a box in my drawer

‘cause wearing ‘floaties’ to church – is a must.

 

Four times the cancer bug bit me

I don’t claim it was all lots of fun

My ‘floaties’ attacks now number three

And ‘the bottom end’, numbers - just one.

 

Now we shuffle the damn cancer two step

Make it cringe - with a great big grin

You see, I’ve been given a brand new start

And believe me, I ain’t giving in.

 

Yeah! I’m doing the cancer two step

For now other dances must pass

And as for the bloody bowel cancer

I’m gonna blow it right out of my a*s!!!!

 

©Copyright jen-JG 10th December 2008

Ward 1 South Box Hill Hospital.

 

 

© 2008 jen -- JG


Author's Note

jen -- JG
as always Honesty is good ..... Thank you

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GOOD for you, Jen! Such a positive -- and humorous! -- attitude is the way to get rid of the pestilence!

A friend who so far is a survivor of ovarian cancer (much longer than I thought possible) has said that these combined with writing are among the things that have kept her sane and whole. I applaud you both -- and your writings! -- and continue with prayers and blessings.

Posted 12 Years Ago


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Jen, I love reading your poetry. It is beautiful. But, I am so sorry you are having to go through the bout with cancer. I wish you the very best. God Bless You, Dear Lady!

Posted 12 Years Ago


Wow Jen. So open and honest.

You don't let the form get in the way of letting out the feelings and emotions. This is one of the most honest things I've read in some time.

And it shows power.



Mark Pearce


Posted 12 Years Ago


I really like the honest, happy and humurous look on what is normally such a morbid subject. It's truly a wonderful poem and far more whimsical than what you see for most poetry intended towards a similar audience. I found it to be happy, uplifting and also somewhat humbling. I am much obliged for the smile you have put on my face with this wonderful poem.

Posted 12 Years Ago


GOOD for you, Jen! Such a positive -- and humorous! -- attitude is the way to get rid of the pestilence!

A friend who so far is a survivor of ovarian cancer (much longer than I thought possible) has said that these combined with writing are among the things that have kept her sane and whole. I applaud you both -- and your writings! -- and continue with prayers and blessings.

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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jen -- JG

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I enjoy reading, writing and watching movies. There are two adorable cats in our household who give us much pleasure. i enjoy writing poetry of most kinds, rhyme - open verse - and often anything a.. more..

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