Cancer: Reborn | Teen Ink

Cancer: Reborn

February 14, 2013
By Laugh-it-Out PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York, New York
Laugh-it-Out PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York, New York
38 articles 0 photos 445 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light" --Dylan Thomas

I found out today that my grandfather has cancer as well.
Not again.
I felt my heart slowly break as I watched my father rub his face.
"Prostate cancer", he said.
"So it's treatable, right, he'll be fine. Grandma made it through."
"Yeah, he'll be fine".
I don't know if it's the way he leans on my mother for support, or the sadness betraying itself in his eyes, that makes me realize, what if he's not okay, not strong enough. What if he's too weak. And as I sit at my computer, reading poem after poem on relationships and breakups, I know that this may be worse. So I am hoping for the best, because all you can ever do is hope.

The author's comments:
I found out today that my grandfather also has cancer. I really hope that he gets better.

Similar Articles


This article has 5 comments.

on Sep. 20 2013 at 11:16 am
RozaAlexander, Amory, Mississippi
0 articles 0 photos 67 comments

Favorite Quote:
rumors are carried by haters, spread by fools, & accepted by idiots.

This is really good, the honest emotions are flooding from this.

on Apr. 4 2013 at 8:07 pm
Literature_Darling GOLD, Warrenton, Virginia
14 articles 0 photos 32 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To live is the rarest thing of all. Most people exsist and that is all." ~Oscar Wilde
"I am a writer quite by accident, the way one my fall and rip a hole in their jeans." ~Blogger H. B. Sachs

Great! It captures the emotion of the momemt perfectly! 

on Apr. 2 2013 at 7:03 pm
LexusMarie PLATINUM, Las Cruces, New Mexico
27 articles 0 photos 423 comments

Favorite Quote:
The more control you have over yourself, the less control others have over you.

Hey there! This is a really good piece.. I really like this line, "I don't know if it's the way he leans on my mother for support, or the sadness betraying itself in his eyes..." You are a really good writer. I like that you included quotes in here, quotes always make me love a poem even more. :) I am really sorry about your grandfather. Cancer runs in my family, too. I will pray for you and your family! Great job! Xx!

on Apr. 1 2013 at 1:45 pm
E.J.Mathews GOLD, International Falls, Minnesota
19 articles 2 photos 145 comments
I am so sorry about your grandpa. I hope that he gets better as well. You are an amazing writer btw. I can't find the other piece you wanted me to read, so I hope that it's okay that I read some other of your poems.

Mckay ELITE said...
on Mar. 28 2013 at 4:08 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2230 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

This is so heart-braking. I feel the grave emotion you use. I hope you grandfather is okay. Know that despite all the pain you can always rely on God to help you, even if you don't believe in Him. Maintain that hope even in the tough times. Great poem. I too wrote a poem on cancer called The Cherry Trees, mind reading it?