Posts Tagged ‘childhood cancer’

Chemo Kids Are Cool: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

March 18, 2014

The world touts photos/
of stud guys and glam girls, but/
chemo kids beat ’em.

Recognizing A Grandmother’s Help: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

October 6, 2013

I know you weren’t called/
out in your daughter’s blog but/
I know you’re needed.
Maybe she wasn’t/
mentioned in her daughter’s blog./
They know she’s vital.

East Coast Flowers: Revolutionary Blogging Limerick

September 20, 2013

Pink rose from ConnecticutI thought of her Grandma/
when these East Coast flowers I saw,/
But it just went through my head: /
She might enjoy them instead! /
(A gift from Connecticut to Utah!)

I saw on her event link that she likes flowers!


Get Swabbed: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

September 20, 2013

Nobody told me/
about the cotton swab dance./
I would have been there.

Here’s a link about the “dance” to raise awareness for marrow donations.

Here’s some information about bone marrow donations and transplants.

Our Lives Are Wrapped Up Again: Revolutionary IMproVerse Iambic Poem

September 20, 2013

Two grandchildren of good friends have childhood cancer. I am no longer the common link. I wrote this about that experience.
For more information on both, plese visit: and
and support however you can.

Our Lives Are Wrapped Up Again

My son’s best friend
is now a mother
who’s going where your child has been
And is.
You may think I’m not there.
You may think
That I don’t care.
But because I care as deeply as I do,
I have respected the silence from you.

I know you have duties and obligations to keep.
I know you have worries and thoughts which deprive you of sleep.
I know that in trying to help at your daughter’s home,
you have felt, sometimes, left alone.

But you’re not.

Prayers are constantly being uttered
for you as well as your granddaughter.
But now this silence I must end
to help The daughter of my friend
and the son of my son’s friend.

For in your daughter’s voyage beneath
There is experience
and wisdom and surviving grief
which may bring sense
And some relief
and insights
and make a dawn
out of the night
and the fears
that bring tears
to so many.
If I had that wisdom,
I would share it,
but I haven’t any
except to bare it
and to show another the way
to the experience
that your daughter and granddaughter have today.

And so, while I respect your pained silence
heartfelt, wide and deep,
please forgive me if I that same silence
can no longer keep.

What She Didn’t Know: Romantic ConTEXTing Rhyming Haiku

September 3, 2013

She thinks I’ve not known,/
or, knowing, don’t care. Both wrong./
She’s been in my prayers.