Elaine Macfarlane

East Kilbride, Scotland
Elaine Macfarlane
East Kilbride, Scotland
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Cancer Diagnosis

Rating: 4.9
The shock of diagnosis
was etched upon her face
Her eyes and mouth wide open
slow motion, now the pace
“I’m sorry, ” said the doctor
was ringing in her ears
Her nightmares had come true
her deepest darkest fears.

As she slowly left his office
with a cloud above her head
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Jenny Kim 08 April 2014
wow this is really beautifully sad
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Jasbir Chatterjee 07 April 2014
Cheer up, Elaine; I can understand how you feel; but with strong will power, it is possible to survive...your daughter can be one of them...
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Dean Bottomley 07 April 2014
A beautifully sad poem well constructed
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Douglas Mcclarty 07 April 2014
Elaine I loved the poem full of emotion and Close To Home a poem I wrote on the same subject.
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Michelle Claus 06 April 2014
Powerful. I have tears in my eyes thinking about the reality of this story for many families. You crafted it well, with truth and sensitivity.
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Savita Tyagi 06 April 2014
Warmest thoughts of compassion goes to the one going through this shock. It is just such a heart touching piece of writing.
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Stephen W 06 April 2014
A very sad and moving work.
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It is really a shocking experience in once life that comes like a thunderbolt of statement and diagnosis from an expert doctor that his or her patient is at last in the dreaded disease where suffering is high recovery is partial and unsure in certain cases. Though scientific and medical solutions are coming most of the incumbents are fearful about the disease just like a warrant to the ultimate destiny and sorrowful emotions of a particular case is expressed in perfection by the learned poet which is apt and correct in such cases.
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Mark Dillon 06 April 2014
This poem held me from the start by conveying the shear shock of the fragile hold we have on life. It's the news we all dread, just like the unexpected knock on your door late at night. Brilliant composure. I wish anyone in this position godspeed in their recovery.
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Sallam Yassin 06 April 2014
very painful piece in heart touching in thus wrenchs of depth
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