Patrick Shields

Rookie (November 11th,1987 / Las Vegas)

Cancer - Poem by Patrick Shields

This disease slowly but surely creeped up on me
A cold heartless killer that rips families apart
It would rather kill its victim than let you go free
Leaving behind a trail of death and broken hearts

I will undergo a painful procedure to just survive
That will leave my skin bruised and me in pain
Not really sure if I'm going to to live longer or die
Hopefully this procedure won't drive me insane

Using radiation to kill this foreign and disease
Al my thick black hair will fall from my head
But maybe if I'm lucky it just might spare me
Or maybe it torture my body and leave me dead

I will fight with all of my heart and my might
But chances are I won't succeed it will win
I'll do all that I can until my very last night
And all I'll be able to do is pay the wages of sin

Hopefully the cancer won't kill me that fast
Just maybe it'll give me 5 or10 years more
But I don't really know how long I can last
Things will never be like they where before

No one knows what will really happen to me
But please keep it a secret and don't shout
I guess that we'll all just have wait and see
Everyone will just have to wait and find out

Comments about Cancer by Patrick Shields

  • (9/29/2007 8:43:00 AM)

    I know how you feel, i got they same problem like you have but i try not to think about the pain i suffer but enjoy the time i had and make it a good sweet memory....i let the power of God lead me where and when til my last breath.
    thanks for sharing and God be with you,

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  • (9/28/2007 4:11:00 AM)

    I watched a TV programme last night
    about a man with a similar plight
    his family filmed the events that took place
    the love that they had was a magnificent grace.
    And now your poem it does make me ask
    am I really making the most that I can
    of this life that I have and the person I am.
    God bless you Patrick
    and thank you for your wonderful poem.
    Love from David.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 28, 2007

Poem Edited: Monday, April 11, 2011

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