What Cancer Can Do


What Cancer Can Do

She was once the girl who always had a smile.

With beautiful black hair, always in pigtails.

She loved her sparkly tennis shoes,

And her room with all the pretty horse posters.

She'd dance around like she was the star of the show.


He was once the boy who would always laugh.

With intoxicating happiness, that always shined through.

He loved his baby sister ( even though she says she's not a baby),

And his room that always managed to be filled with her Barbies.

He'd carry her on his shoulders like she was a queen.


She is now the girl who has to force a smile.

With no hair, always hidden under a flowered bandana.

She hates her plain hospital socks,

And her white room with all the beeping machines.

She lays ther like she can't do anything for herself.


He is now the boy who forces a laugh.

With overexagerated smiles, that don't seem to work.

He loves his baby sister ( even if she isn't the same),

And her new room that he fills with pony pictures and teddy bears.

He smiles and holds her hand like she is the strongest person in the world...


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EyemMatt commented on What Cancer Can Do


Wow... A sibling's love is one of the strongest there is. Sure they fight, but when push comes to shove there's no better friend in the world. And to think of a sibling suffering like this breaks the heart. I always told my little brother that no matter what he better out live me. I hope he does.



Time means nothing, as long as the life lived is worth it.

girlygirl1234 commented on What Cancer Can Do


this poem absolutely made me want to cry. to see such a strong love stay there through and through between a brother and sister. even tho she was struggling with something so strong. Great write sis it was absolutely beautiful. i felt as if i was there with them.



Thank you.

lisaner commented on What Cancer Can Do


Nicely written. I can't help but shed a tear and say a prayer for both the "baby sister" and her brave brother. This hits me so close to home. There is another thing that cancer can do, and that is be survived. God bless.



Thank you. And I know exactly what you mean.

The true philosopher and the true poet are one, and a beauty, which is truth, and a truth, which is beauty, is the aim of both.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Poet (1803-1882)

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