Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Moving through the Darkness

The Dark, Dank  tunnel
encloses her like a tomb                                                                

'What if's' echoing
off walls of  desperate doom

Whirling, Swirling, Twirling
getting sucked further down the hole                

Bloody from white knuckling
  fighting for control

a voice speaks in the night

Every day's a precious gift
no matter what the fight

Light slowly returning
to the vessel, that was home

Spit out like a piece of chewing gum
she no longer feels alone

Like a movie in slow motion
the messenger began...

Everything looks good
no cancer on your scan

Update on my latest scan: Hi all, I am happy to report that my scan was good. The oncologist did see two itsy bitsy spots on the right lung but this is common for me. It seems that every other scan has spots of some kind. She said the spots are probably due to my allergies and she's not worried at all.

I use to break down whenever I was told I had spots but I am learning to let go more and more with every year I am cancer-free. I do have to go back in six months instead of 12 which is protocol with any abnormal scan, but better safe than sorry and I like knowing they are on top of my lung health.

Thanks to all of you that have supported me throughout my cancer journey. Your thoughtful messages and comments mean the world to me.

God Bless and Remember~ Live Every Day to the Fullest.

Written for dVerse Poets
Open Link Night #97


  1. I am so glad for you!! Good to see you here again!!

  2. Thanks Audrey~it's great to see you too. Love that your on dVerse too. We writers do think alike.

  3. Linda,
    Impressive words to show how difficult it is to go through the tough process of waiting after a scan. I love you and am so proud or your courage.

  4. oh heck..i'm glad the scan was good and that you're ok...and i do understand the feelings, the fear..had a surgery a few years back where they thought it was cancer and it def. felt like being in a tunnel...

  5. yay! i am happy for good news for you...that is awesome...smiles on being spit out...feels like it doesnt it....that is just awesome news...

  6. "Light slowly returning"--I'm happy the darkness is breaking, and that you were able to share this with us in verse. Nicely done!

  7. Well thank goodness for the good results ~ I have my tests every 1 or 2 years just to be on a pro-active side ~ Keep a positive attitude because everyday is a precious gift ~

  8. Oh dear sister~I couldn't do the waiting thing without the love and patience of you and the kids. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful support system at home with you guys and with all my great writer friends. I can't say enough how blessed I feel that God put us here on earth together.

  9. You so understand that tunnel Claudia. I am so glad to hear it all turned out well for you and you were able to see out of the dark hole. Bless you for stopping by. I do love my new dVerse friends. Have a great/safe Memorial weekend holiday.

  10. Hi Brian~yes, being spit out never felt more liberating. So good to be back out where the sun shines. It means so much that you came by my friend Blog hugs to you :-)

  11. Hi Nico~awesome to see a new friend from dVerse here. Yes, thankfully the sun has risen over here. I'm happy, my families happy, it's all good. Thank you so much for stopping in.

  12. Heaven~it is tough to wait but it's also good that you and I both are watched to be on top of it. You know all too well what my poem is saying. Here's to be cancer free and healthy my dVerse friend. Yippee to everyday!

  13. Every day's a precious gift
    no matter what the fight

    Love this positive stance, an accolade of future goodness. It'll be sure to come though with some knocks along the way! Nicely Linda!


  14. Thank you so much Hank for such a thoughtful comment. I do try hard to stay positive no matter what the issue.

  15. OOPS! Sorry Hank~I was signed in as my sister Laura. What I said above~thanks again for coming by...