The news came,

like an untimely freight train.

Marking it’s path,

with the taste of sorrow and pain.

The news came as a brunt force,

like strong winds and pounding rain.


The sickening news,

pierces to the  core.

Overcome with emotions,

behind a closed door.

A pain so surreal,

you’re left sobbing on the floor.


The spontaneous news,

leaves the heart raw and tense.

How can one process,

a pain so intense.

Deepest groanings lifted in prayer,

needing it all to somehow make sense.


The most frightening moment,

when a disease becomes one’s master.

The life altering message,

leaving victims searching for an answer.

Heart stops beating,

fully feeling the weight of the word… cancer.


Battling cancer,

victims questioning their fate.

Try as you may

carrying this burdensome weight.

Overwhelming emotion weakens the soul,

Crying out to God, “Lord, please give me needed strength!”


Fear, anger, sadness, and shock,

realizing you’re living nightmare.

Victims filled with terror,

fighting heavy despair.

Crying to the maker of Heaven and Earth,

begging for healing through continuous prayer.


Eliminating fear,

through continual praise.

Trusting God,

and his miraculous ways.

Is the only way to escape,

cancer… life’s most difficult maze.