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By Dawn Oswald


Where did the words go?

I am here to listen

Just a little hello would do

Why did you lose your words?

Did the cloud roll in?

Is it covering what to say?

We used to talk for hours

Now silence

What happened?

You used to check on me

You stopped answering me

Did the cancer scare you?

It scares me

That is normal, but I’m still alive

They say many of us don’t make it past 3 years

I’m going on 5 years

Time to celebrate

Celebrate with friends and family

Celebrate 5 years living with breast cancer stage 4

5 years, wow let’s celebrate

Let the sun come out

Shine your words on me

Care, love, laugh with me

Cry if we need to

Celebrate my life with you

Celebrate our friendship

Celebrate being my family

Celebrate by loving me

Show me your words

Let’s party

Let’s talk

Let life shine on us

What we had

It can be again

Just say the words

Words, they are powerful

Shine on us

Be bright with your words

I hope I have 5 more years

I will have more years with or without you

You chose

I’m going to keep celebrating life

Life is too short

Know I am here for you

Whenever you want to talk

Words are powerful

Silence is more powerful

Even deadly

It only takes 1 word

So let’s start with hello

Hello, my name is Dawn

Would you like to celebrate with me?

Yes or no

Words have the power

But so do you


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