HEG George


Cancer - Poem by HEG George

Hold back the hour.
Stop the tears from flowing.
Breathe again untainted air.
Take back my bones, my breasts,
and race forward to passion once more

Hold back the hour,
before the ravaging of every sinew
and fleeting glimpse of salvation, and
forced pity encroached upon my earth

Hold back the hour,
before tested strength
proves weakened failure
and commitment runs a ragged road

Before privacy alludes
and birds no longer sing for me,
or the pinch of reality is drugged
away before the fluttering of breath

Now bring back the hour
let the tears flow
I’m ready

Topic(s) of this poem: cancer

Form: Free Verse


Poet's Notes about The Poem

In honour of my father and mother in law

Comments about Cancer by HEG George

  • Simone Inez Harriman (11/16/2015 9:40:00 PM)


    Cancer a cruel vicious disease that divides us alive from our loved ones. I have nursed and observed the struggle the hope, the fear, and the anger, while helpless to give anything but small comfort.....10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 16, 2015



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