Terence George Craddock (afterglows echoes of starlight)


Surviving Breast Cancer Horrifying Looks - Poem by Terence George Craddock (afterglows echoes of starlight)

flickering looks casual glances turn back faces?
leading to searching examinations investigations?
how will you deal with surveillance close continuous?
how will you deal with close searching stranger looks?

will you be watching guarding against minute inquiry?
post scalpel mastectomy disfiguring prophylactic surgery?
post removed both breasts would you face public scrutiny?
would you hide in your house seeking shadow security?

would you need decide to endue new breast reconstruction?
would you breast shape decide upon breast form prosthesis?
breast prostheses bewilders in many shapes sizes materials?
choice heavy silicone gel lightweight foam fiberfill interiors?

choice face society with tattooed bra harsh labelled pornography?
support from other woman would you expect to find post surgery?
women unkind attack tattooed bra with facebook condemnation?
can you endure slung verbal attacks insults from healthy women?


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Copyright © Terence George Craddock
Split image from the poem 'Declaration Post Breast Cancer Courage' by Terence George Craddock.
Inspired by an internet posted photo, of a breast cancer surviving woman, with the above described tattooed bra.
Dedicated to all breast cancer victims.
Written in April 2014 on the 9.4.2014.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, August 17, 2014



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