This Too Shall Pass

This summer I am working on the fourth revision of a diary I keep while going through cancer. Each day I will share one rewritten entry. My goal is to have the fourth rough draft completed by August 15th. All rights reserved, but feedback welcome.:)


Day Two Hundred and Three
Get a Picture
Some of the most successful people
use a tool
mental imaging.

When I think about it,
this is how I
get through
everything in my life.

When I wanted a home,
I gathered pictures,
of what I wanted
and could afford.

When I became a mother,
I gathered pictures,
and words of advice
on how to parent.

When I got cancer,
I gathered ideas,
quotes and images,
on how to make it through.

all I have to do
when I look in the mirror
is get a picture.

Not of what is,
but what will be,
which helps me find peace
in these tragic moments.


Day Two Hundred and Four

There are some days,
I need mantras, positive quotes,
in order to
make it through the day.

one of those

While I am thankful
the worst parts of
my treatments
are over,

a warm tightness
has taken over

And I’m getting annoyed
at all these tubes
that are hanging out of
my body.

And so I say,
to keep me going
this too
shall pass.

This too
shall pass.
This too
shall pass.

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