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Cancer, You Cannot...

Updated: Dec 17, 2022

By Jill Rackham

Cancer you have changed my life so much,

But there are many parts of it you definitely cannot touch...


You cannot take away my desire for the future in remaining Cancer free.

My hospital appointments and ongoing treatment give me hope that this is what will be.


You cannot take away the love I have for my family and their support throughout.

They have each helped me so much - this I'd have been lost without.


You cannot take away my friends whose companionship I feel privileged to have had.

They have helped me through the darkest times, made me laugh and so feel less sad.


You cannot take away my wish to keep fit and be active each and every day.

Even those days when my body feels broken - long walks, running and pilates are certainly here to stay.


You cannot take away my positive approach to life.

You have tried many times but I've clung to it tightly even in moments when unexpected results seemed rife.


So Cancer, yes I know you have changed my life more than I ever thought you could.

But there are also many things you cannot take away from me and life can still be good.


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Connect with Jill on Instagram: @poems_to_help_you_through


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