Murdo Girl…What’s in the box

I look at my new pink breast cancer shoes, and think about things I DON’T have to lose.


I don’t have to give up the sweet scent of a rose, or beautiful music that others compose.

I can keep all the love I hold dear to my heart. The gifts from above and I never will part.

Even the loved ones who are no longer here, live in my memories, which makes them feel near.

Yes…the things I don’t have to lose really are countless, but there’s just one problem. (I must confess.)

Today at the doctor’s, I received a nice gift. The contents inside gave me quite a lift.

With a box full of goodies all pink and cheerful. Instead of half empty my glass seemed clear full.


There’s a journal to write down a question or answer and a bracelet with kind words for those with breast cancer.

A pretty pink mug that will hold tea to sip, and a small pink mesh bag that will close with a zip.

A lingering thought keeps popping up. Where, oh, where is my colon cancer cup?

Shouldn’t all cancer patients be treated with kindness? Though not near my heart it WAS close to my hindness?

Life might throw me some pretty hard knocks, so I’ll treasure those things in my breast cancer box.

So here’s what I’ve decided to give to myself. I’ll make a colon cancer box to put on my shelf.


I’ll keep all the fun things I packed up to store. Remembering each battle won, helps win the war.

To those who go through things I can’t comprehend, I’ll send you my prayers and a smile now and then.

If you must lose what you’d rather not spare, a crown looks fabulous with… OR without hair.

9 thoughts on “Murdo Girl…What’s in the box

  1. celene May 20, 2019 / 10:45 pm

    Your attitude is a testimony to your faith. Know that you are in my prayers.


    • Mary Francis McNinch May 21, 2019 / 8:06 pm

      Thank you, Celene. I really do feel strong and calm. I can feel the prayers and I believe they make all the difference.


  2. sanjuan831 May 18, 2019 / 10:19 am

    Agree- friends and a light heart and laughter at your poem and chuckles and your pictures get me going this morning on a 5K walk at our school.

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    • scoper07 May 18, 2019 / 11:41 am

      Watch out for those speed bumps Lav.


  3. scoper07 May 18, 2019 / 7:38 am

    What you will never lose are all the friendships you have amassed!! Another nice poem MG.

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    • Mary Francis McNinch May 18, 2019 / 7:53 am

      Trying to lighten it up a bit. I think that will be the last blog referring to cancer 07. Thanks for your friendship. You and Mari are dear to my heart.

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  4. lifelessons May 17, 2019 / 9:16 pm

    Ha..What cheers a girl up more than an aluminum foil crown and a new funny poem? xoxoxoox

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    • Mary Francis McNinch May 18, 2019 / 2:03 pm

      You get it! I have to look for the humor. Being a sadsack all the time is exhausting!


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