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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