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Cancer Patient - 2019

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My wife keeps asking me,
When will you get well?
I answer, I'm not sure,
As Chemo grinds you down
Day to day.

You cannot make any plans
For the hours and days ahead,
Because at times,
You are as helpless as a babe.
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Sunday, June 16, 2019
Topic(s) of this poem: cancer,life and death
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
16 June 2019, Father's Day.A warm, sunny, Utah afternoon.I was diagnosed with stage 3, stomach cancer on 16 November 2018.Now receiving treatment at the Huntsman Cancer Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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COMMENTS
Kim Barney 22 June 2019
Hank, I have watched you lose 90 pounds but you have not lost your spirit nor your will lo live. The last stanza says it all and should be a lesson or theme for everyone: make the best of tomorrows and sunrises yet to come. We never know when that next sunrise will be the last one.
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Kim, thanks for the kind comments! ! I appreciate your friendship and support! !
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Michael Walker 20 June 2019
A heartrending question, 'When will you get well? ' I hope your treatment will restore you to good health eventually. I like, ' the Land of Zion' as a metaphor.
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Michael, Thank you for your kind comments! ! My wife is here for me everyday. If not for her, I would be in a Veteran's Care Facility. I have been blessed to having found a Good Wife.
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Jennifer Birchall 16 June 2019
I wish you well with your treatment dear Darwin.
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Jennifer, Thank you for your well wishes. Best of everything to you and yours.
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