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.