Robin Bennett
New Orleans, La USA
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Cancer

Rating: 4.3
How I remember the waiting room,
at my Daddy's oncologist's office-
If being eaten alive by cancer isn't enough-
The waiting room is full of old boring, dated
magazines in stages of disarray.
It smells like chemicals and fear,
and it looks deadly real.

Ugly pictures of a fisherman caught
in a raging nor' easter. Truly not a
well thought out metaphor, if I do
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Duke Perry Abrokwa 12 February 2020
this poem is sad but out standing, good job Robin Bennett
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Kumarmani Mahakul 25 March 2019
Cancer ridden bones sucks the dim light and this poem is vert thought provoking. This poem is very amazing penned.10
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Sara Fielder 23 July 2014
I like the visuals you use to try to make the oncologists office seem normal...they contrast sharply with the horror you must have been feeling inside as you wait for the doctor who has your fathers life in his hands. There is nothing normal about that, so these distractions are what we look to keep from facing what is too much for our minds to bear.
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Victoria Gauci 23 July 2013
Very moving and vividly real.
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Sj Holland 23 July 2013
I enjoyed the poignancy of it and the comparison, as well as the free-flowing format..
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Manonton Dalan 23 July 2013
i was there and i will be back tomorrow as vividly as you describe. it's killing me by just the thought of it. it's painful just thinking about it.
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Manonton Dalan 23 July 2013
i was there and i will be back tomorrow as vividly as you describe. it's killing me by just the thought of it. it's painful just thinking about it.
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Joseph Poewhit 23 July 2013
Much insight into the Doctors waiting room.
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Jayne Davies 23 July 2013
Thank you so much for sharing this true and vivid description of your experience x If only some were to put a little thought into how Cancer patients actually feel, and thought for their loved ones! It's those little things that are presented to us that give us the hope and will to fight on! Well done for pointing these errors out. A cheerful Environment means everything x
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Mark Heathcote 24 July 2012
A serious subject with pinch of irony a good read.
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