Chris G. Vaillancourt

Silver Star - 3,046 Points (April 5,1959-june 2016 / Canada)

Words Escape, And So They Should - Poem by Chris G. Vaillancourt

Words are stuck inside my throat
and yet
I am finding I am able to
free them.
Perspective is changing,
direction is new.
Like many before me,
I'll enter into
the Centre and meet
with what is needed
to be done.

Almost with a focus
that is
hindered and unaware.
Speak what needs to be spoken.
Hear what needs to be heard.
Whisper, if that is necessary.
Whisper and let the healing
machines embrace me.
We are one entity, one unit.
I speak to them and they gurgle
back at me.

Listening, I know the hum
around me is the
humming of

Like a medically trained army
advancing into
enemy territory.

So many people here.
We are members of
a club, a society
all of our own.
A selection
of beings mingled
together in
one common objective.

Words are said.
Words are written.
I'm learning to appreciate
the nuances of each.
Words escape,
and so they should.
I salute their desire
to be loudly heard.

My peers and I shall
speak together.
We'll share.
We'll explore the
confines of our

I am resolved to
stick to the plan.
I'll be the good citizen
of my new world,
obeying every rule.

Life. Yes, that is the
magic word I
intend on forever

Topic(s) of this poem: cancer, community

Comments about Words Escape, And So They Should by Chris G. Vaillancourt

  • Paul Sebastian (8/28/2015 9:24:00 AM)

    The last stanza speaks volumes. Life is to be appreciated, valued and lived.
    How we respond to life is important. Chris you have put it aptly:

    Life. Yes, that is the
    magic word I
    intend on forever

    Thank you for opening my eyes, dear friend.
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  • Kelly Kurt (8/27/2015 4:06:00 PM)

    A well written poem, Chris. I enjoyed it (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh T A (8/27/2015 7:41:00 AM)

    Never hesitate to speak what is hidden in your throat as life is short and art is long! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 27, 2015

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 27, 2015

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