The Big “C”

The Big “C”
(Inspirational Poems About Cancer)

The big “C”, I heard someone call it
another just whispered the word –
That we don’t even dare to say cancer out loud
gives it power it doesn’t deserve.

So I’m giving that letter new meaning
and refusing to give in to fear –
By reclaiming the power for you and for me
and by saying these words loud and clear.

Let the “C” be for cure and compassion
let it stand for the candles we light –
And a chorus of voices shouting, you can
to all who will take up this fight.

Let the “C” be for cash contribution
credit or check will work, too –
Let it stand for commitment and checkups and cheer
and the children counting on you.

Let it mean that we know our creator
is beside us each step of the way –
And remind us to call on His strength and His love
and to celebrate every new day.

To everyone facing this challenge
I say it’s a fight we can win –
Tell all who will listen that, starting today
the “C” is for courage, my friend.

– Kathy Cawthon Cancer Survivor

The Big C I Heard Someone Call It Poem About Cancer

Myself – Edgar Albert Guest | Inspirational Poems

Myself
(Inspirational Poems)

I have to live
with myself and so ..
I want to be fit
for myself to know.

I want to be able
as days go by ..
always to look myself
straight in the eye.

I don’t want to stand
with the setting sun ..
and hate myself
for the things I have done.

I don’t want to keep
on a closet shelf ..
a lot of secrets
about myself.

And fool myself
as I come and go ..
Into thinking no one
else, will ever know.

The kind of person
I really am ..
I don’t want to dress up
myself in sham.

I want to go out
with my head erect ..
I want to deserve
all men’s respect.

But here in the struggle
for fame and wealth ..
I want to be able
to like myself.

I don’t want to look
at myself and know ..
That I am bluster
and bluff and empty show.

I never can hide
myself from me ..
I see what others
may never see.

I know what others
may never know ..
I never can fool
myself and so.

Whatever happens
I want to be
Self respecting
and conscience free.

– Edgar Albert Guest

Inspirational Poems | The Real Good

The Real Good

What is the real good?”
I ask in a musing mood.
“Order,” said the law court;
“Knowledge,” said the school;
“Truth,” said the wise man;
“Pleasure,” said the fool;
“Love,” said the maiden;
“Beauty,” said the page;
“Freedom,” said the dreamer;
“Home,” said the sage;
“Fame,” said the soldier;
“Equity,” said the seer.
Spake my heart fully sad:
“The answer is not here.”
Then within my bosom,
Softly this I heard:
“Each heart holds the secret:
‘Kindness’ is the word.”
By – John Boyle O’Reilly

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Inspirational Poems | One Small Rose

One Small Rose

I would rather have one small rose
From the garden of a friend
Than to have the choicest flowers
When my stay on Earth must end.
I would rather have one pleasant word
In kindness said to me
Than flattery when my heart is still
And my life on Earth has ceased to be.
I would rather have a loving smile
From friends I know are true
Than tears shed round my casket
When this world I’ve bid Adieu.
Bring me all your flowers today
Whether pink, white or red:
I’d rather have one blossom now
Than a truckload when I’m dead.
By – Author Unknown

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