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Sailing Stormy Seas

By William Laferriere


I could never have envisioned

Something more difficult

More treacherous, and yet more sublime,

than Sailing Stormy Seas


When persistent unseen waves

Pound you and the afterdecks,

Knocking the rails,

as the boom vang screams


Forcing you to man the helm

Both hands in a locked embrace

Anticipating that mysterious rogue wave

a potential overboard


It’s as if your life too

Staggered and dependent upon

Your ability to navigate the tempest

and withstand the test


Your intellect channels

The Ancient Mariner

The winds howling

almost jeering


And yet you navigate by compass

Under a relentless blow

Water swelling

water everywhere


True danger presents itself

And yet no one aboard

Thinks twice, or doubts,

having faith in the vessel


And then I met

An entire community

Biopsied and diagnosed

so beautiful in their resilience


Like that lost sailor

Who spent her time at sea

And withstood the torrential

as the shore lights ultimately beckoned


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Surviving Breast Cancer provides breast cancer support, events, and webinars at no cost to you! Whether you are looking to gain more knowledge on a particular topic or meet up with other breast cancer survivors, we have something for everyone. 

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Our standing appointment on Thursdays is for all stages. We also host specific breakout groups once a month for specific stages and subtypes such as Metastatic breast cancer, and Inflammatory Breast Cancer, etc. 

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