Tonight Will Be The Last

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Shake up the bottle

Mix the ingredients

The elixir must be right

It needs to invigorate me

Get me through this night

As shadows creep in

And your memory haunts

I must be vigilant

And be ready for anything

You said you would haunt me

And it appears you were right

But tonight will be different

I will draw on my strength

To meet you head on

And face the demons

You brought to my life

You will no longer

Bring me fear from your grave

I drink down my liquid courage

And wait for your memory

To visit one last time


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – invigorate

Needed Again

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I hide inside myself

Afraid to reach out

Quiet and closed off

I fear so much unknown

But if I can dig deep

Discover the smallest

Amount of courage

Maybe I could see

The slightest bit of light

From someone who

Actually needs me


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – discover

Mumbles … Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Today is September first… a day of mixed emotions.  This is the start of ovarian cancer awareness month.  I have mentioned before I had and beat breast cancer.  During that time there was an angel on earth who helped me through my chemo treatments.

She helped me through because she had been through chemo twice by that time for ovarian cancer already.  She gave me heads up on what she went through and some of those little things that the doctors just don’t tell you about.  Wigs get HOT in the summer.  The metallic taste in your mouth may be overwhelmed by a certain flavor item, for her it was root beer, me salty potato chips.  And drink or suck on something cold during treatments or you will get canker sores in your mouth (don’t know WHY this works, but it does).

Unfortunately, the cancer came back for her again.  She fought; she fought with an unending raw courage.  I remember the last time I saw her, yellowed skin from jaundice and using a wheelchair due to weakness and fatigue, she was still smiling and cracking jokes.  She refused to let it win.

She died about 2 weeks later.  I barely knew her family, but I was there for the funeral.  She was a beautiful spirit that I feel so fortunate to have known.  That is why every September I try to do what I can to spread awareness.  It can be an ugly disease, but early detection is key.  Please take a minute to recognize the symptoms and read the facts.  For more information I recommend this web site. http://ovarian.org/

Ovarian cancer facts

ovarian cancer facts 2

 

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) and C. H.❤ – raw