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Pink Ribbons - Poem by Shawn Aveningo Sanders

One lump or two?
Ma'am….your coffee?
One lump or two?
Such an innocent question
uttered hundreds of times
in tea rooms, coffee houses,
restaurants, airplanes.

Today, those words
had the power
to bring her to her knees.
No amount of chamomile
or honey capable
of soothing her pain.
She was drowning
in a sea of sorrow,
fearful of what
tomorrow would bring.

How could she face
this new reflection,
scarred, disfigured?
What would she see
reflecting in his eyes?
He said he would always
love her, no matter what.
He said she would always
be beautiful to him,
but this....this
isn't what crosses your
mind, vowing in
sickness and health.

Each day she'll carry on,
with a stiff upper lip
and pink ribbons in her hair,
stuffing the prosthetic
into her bra, no longer
adorned with sheer lace.

She'll march with an
army of women.

She's grateful to be
among the living,
a survivor as she's
now known.But she misses
her curves, even if sometimes
they sagged.She misses
the tingling of her nipples
when her husband held
her in his arms.She
misses feeling like a woman.
She misses feeling
whole.

Ma'am?
One lump or two?
She replied,
Oh, No Thank You.
No lumps for me.

{First published in Wait a Minute, I Have to Take Off My Bra! by Inkspotter Publishing, Canada 2011}


Comments about Pink Ribbons by Shawn Aveningo Sanders

  • Rookie - 427 Points Charlotte Rains (7/1/2018 11:36:00 PM)

    Sadly beautiful Evokes many emotions, thoughts. Beautifully penned. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 9,930 Points Jaishree Nair (4/6/2015 10:14:00 PM)

    Lovely write. Touched my heart to the core.Life is not always a bed of roses.The ugly side sometimes lifts its head up.Its up to us to brave the ordeal and survive. Beautifully captured the emotion and I could literally feel the pain.Thank you (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 6,240 Points Brian Stafford (4/6/2015 1:09:00 PM)

    A very moving and touching poem! well done and well deserved poem of the day! (Report) Reply

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