Cell growth takes on its own mind

Dividing as it pleases being wild

Most cells follow a plan and time

Invasive cancer has its own rhyme

What’s the cause where does it come from

Perhaps a carcinogenic demon

Sometimes genetic sometimes in the air

No right or wrong or what is fair

When someone’s hit with this chronic disease

Life’s new dimension throws some to their knees

Treatment is awful expense huge

Never predictable who’ll win who’ll lose

A scrounge without regard for age or race

It teaches compassion could be in your place

Learning envelopes all within the sphere

More than any school teaching through fear

Tells us life’s fragile no matter how “big” we are

Stricken from all over measured by a common bar

When placed in the circle of this powerful force

Cancer’s your teacher no room for remorse

What does your capacity for resilience provide?

Have you learned from challenging situations whose value you did not see at the time?

How do the lessons enhance your life today?

– Stewart Levine ©

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