Living with Cancer: I wrote the following when I underwent radiation for Prostate Cancer 2 years ago. I think other seniors will appreciate my message.
From Suddenly Senior Reader, The Bensonhurst Poet
Living with Cancer
Let’s face it, having cancer is never any fun
It can be a nightmare for almost everyone
Verily, it’s the fear of it that will do the most damage to you
If you can control that, you’ll live longer and happier, too
Never stay with “Crepe Hangers” with their tales of woe
Get together with optimists and keep yourself on the go
WITH God’s blessings you’re sure to get well
Call on Him, He’ll listen to what you have to tell
And with the latest technology better cures are always being found
Now you’ll find the one that will get you around
Care for yourself and keep yourself looking good too
Every day enjoy the pleasures that will come to you
Remember, your fondest dreams will be coming true
Ode to Waitresses
Waiting on tables, you’ve got to be fast
And if you’re not, you’re not going to last.
I don’t see how you take all that guff
Then you catch heck if you bring the wrong stuff.
Remembering what diners order is something I can’t do
Even so, we always expect that from you.
So, everyone please treat waitresses with some civility
Since it’s apparent that they work at the lowest servility.
Each time you order now, do it with class
Say thanks for her service and leave alone her ass!
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