Poem for My Friend

She lies in a hospital bed
Tired from the battle
Yet still seeking strength
To keep fighting, to live on

Enduring the indignities
Her disease has brought
Still seeking strength
To keep fighting, to live on

Hoping her struggle
Will add to knowledge,
Help future warriors
To keep fighting, to live on

She lives by faith in her
God, who she loves
Placing her hand in His
To keep fighting, to live on

Sustained by her loving
Husband, daughter, son and daughter-in- law
Moved by wanting more time with them
To keep fighting, to live on

Hope of the future
In the joyful anticipation of
Her first grandchild, reason
To keep fighting, to live on

Inspiring her friends
Showing the way to
Face life’s greatest troubles,
To keep fighting, to live on

And when this war is over
Cancer will not have won for
In knowing her, we have learned
To keep fighting, to live on

We have seen the reality
Of love, the sacredness of life
And know without doubt, it is worth it
To keep fighting, to live on

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14 Responses to Poem for My Friend

  1. maryannreilly says:

    I especially like the closing stanza and how you transform the poem from being about one to being about all and the power of love. I hope your friend defies the odds. Peace.

  2. Beautiful words to express such deep emotions. You captured so much in these few stanzas.

  3. vanessaw2007 says:

    I needed this today. Thanks you for sharing it this inspirational and powerful message.

  4. lynnedorfman says:

    A powerful poem that resonates with all of us, I am sure. A beautiful tribute to your friend and her enduring spirit! Fighting the good fight – life is so precious – we want as much of it as we can have. Maybe one day we will not have to wage war on cancer. Here’s to finding cures and ways to good health and a long life!

  5. Raivenne says:

    “Cancer will not have won for
    In knowing her, we have learned
    To keep fighting, to live on”

    Powerful and beautiful!

  6. elsie says:

    Beautiful poem that tells of the strength of your friend. Prayers for all who suffer from this terrible disease.

  7. jarhartz says:

    I agree with MaryAnn. A beautiful poem honoring her strength and passion for life.

  8. lindabaie says:

    You’ve honored your friend, Diane, with this poem. I’m sorry for the heartache you all are experiencing, but love the goodness you share too.

  9. This is such a powerful description of your friend – who is fighting and trying and hoping. It puts so many of our trials in perspective.

  10. Ramona says:

    What a beautiful tribute to your friend! The battle is something many can identify with, but your words pay tribute to the real and personal battle your friend is waging and the lessons to be learned from this warrior friend.
    ” . . . for
    In knowing her, we have learned
    To keep fighting, to live on”

  11. mgminer says:

    That this poem resonates so deeply speaks to the universal in us. The fight is familiar. We draw strength from each other as battles rage on. Thank you for your exquisite expression.

  12. Alice Nine says:

    “She lives by faith in her / God, who she loves / Placing her hand in His” This gives us hope. This gives us comfort. This is our life. Beautiful tribute to your friend, Diane .

  13. travelinma says:

    The last stanza is every so powerful…..We have seen the reality of love, the sacredness of life. Is this the gift offered in this suffering, in this fight? Thank you for sharing. I hope that your friend feels the love.

  14. mukhamani says:

    I am glad her family are with her, giving her love and strength. Regards.

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