Treasure Island

Janice M Pickett

(Middlesex England)

A Second Chance

It's cancer the doctor just told him
He sat stunned as he heard the news
A feeling of unreality
Then a desire to hit the booze
A sensation of walking on air
Nothing to hold him down
Then anger fear and tears
Then laughing out loud like a clown
A silence and sudden acceptance
of what the Doc had just said
A weeping prayer for a miracle
A million thoughts now in his head
Then driven by a desire to keep living
A search for a healthy way out
He changes his habits driven to survive
He's fired of that there's no doubt
Then many years later when cured
he thanks the Lord each night
He's a better man with a second chance
this time to do it right

Submitted: Friday, October 19, 2007
Edited: Sunday, April 17, 2011

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