Slaying the Dragon (or Conversations at a Cancer Clinic)

  

Are you  in

denial 

or hope?

Where does Divine intervention

spirit energy life force positive thinking the will of God Love

come in

is it real

is it

enough?

Throwing all the money

you’ve got

and then some

in order to get 

treatment
What do you do

if you 

survive

and don’t have the strength

to work?

Dealing with 

the unspoken

blame

(that, surprisingly 

some lack 

the sensitivity

to not speak)

“You must have

done something 

to have brought on

this illness.”

Behind that

assumption is

the thinly veiled fear

that 

the speaker

has 

done that very thing

the thing that 

created 

the misery.

The indignity of not
being able
to tend to 
self care
embarrassment 
all pride 
washed away

and for the

caregiver,

the walk between

being there to help

in all ways

in unconditional

support

and truth speaking

and forgiveness

when things

blow up 

bit

or 

a lot.

The wretched

helplessness

you feel 

watching 

the struggle

not knowing

what

What

next?

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3 thoughts on “Slaying the Dragon (or Conversations at a Cancer Clinic)

  1. Ever the thoughtful inner and outer ponderings of events over which you have little control both to the why or cause of the trauma or the resulting dilemma that seems to have no realizable or meaningful response or freeing result.

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