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Fiery Circle of Cancer

Fiery Circle of Cancer

Poet, ayurvedic lifestyle coach, and cancer survivor Priya Kalra shares with Cancer Wellness a poem about her personal experiences.


Let me walk you, through my journey of pain,
It took a lot for me, to be this vain.
Life after cancer treatment, is not that easy,
And I” ill tell you why, without making you queasy.

A silent killer, that came one night,
Left me with a, constant battle to fight!

I held on, with all my might,
I was not ready, to dim my light.

Losing my breast- was not part of the plan,
And when I lost that hair, I was not a fan.
Chemotherapy, left a big hole inside,
“I can’t do this!” I screamed, I cried.

I held on, knowing it won’t be long,
Rang that bell and walked out strong!
It’s all done, life will be normal,
Oh was I wrong, and oh so formal!

I realized this, is only the beginning,
I hadn’t even gotten, to the h of healing.
Trying to figure out, how to live my life again,
brought unexpected turns, filled with much pain.

Depression, Anxiety, Pains, and more,
Are some of the side effects I endure
Every day, brings a new challenge,
Trying to figure out, how to balance.

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The scars remind me, of what I’ve been through,
The pain in my joints, are very new.
I’ve gone from 40, to 62,
In a matter of months, what to do?

I have a new label, and it’s called Survivor
I’ve been through fire, and I’m a fighter!
Cancer messed, with the wrong girl,
Oh please! Don’t make me hurl.

I have a long, road ahead,
With a sword hanging, above my head,
Everyday, I’m thankful to be alive,
It’s not easy, but I gotta strive.

I don’t need, your sympathy,
Rather you, just be with me.
Stand by my side, and just be there,
And show me deeply, that you really care.

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