Listen to the falling rain,
watch it through the window
from the doorway
standing outside, feeling it fall upon your face
hiding your tears
the tears that are falling due to the pain
brought on by missing the one lost
Feel the emptiness, that vacant place
within your heart
listen to the memory of a voice
the sounds of laughter
the whispers of secrets shared
feel the memory of the brush of breath
against your ear, against your cheek
promises made, given in assurance
the pain so intense, missing
Listen to the rain
drumming on the window
streaking the panes, obscuring the view
of the world outside, hiding
the view of the landscape
hiding the view
of a life that goes on, some how
feel the emptiness
no longer the closeness
no longer the touch on the cheek
on the shoulder, on the arm
physical touch may be gone
but not the memory, not the touch on the heart
the laughter, the song, the presence
gone too soon..
Listen to the rain
wishing, for the sound
of that voice
wishing for the touch
just once more
instead time is spent
listening to the rain
that special piece of heart
In our life, we will all, have all been touched in some way by cancer. We have watched friends, family, coworkers fight their battles. We have watched the struggles as they underwent diagnoses then come to grips with what they faced. We have watched, stood close, ready to help, to be the caregiver if needed as they underwent surgery and treatments. We brought meals, gave rides, gave comfort and support. We gave as they fought. We have watched..and prayed.
In our life, we have watched those that are diagnosed, that fight the good fight, but lost. Even as they gave it all they had and then some. It just wasn't enough. Losing weight. Losing hair. Losing after they simply could not fight any longer.
In our life, we have all been touched by cancer. We will be touched more than once by cancer. Those that are diagnosed- that fight will be changed. We that care for them...will be changed.
I am a cancer survivor. I have friends that are cancer survivors. I know some that are currently fighting, and sadly.. some that lost, that have gone on before us. They have gone missing from our life, their smile, their laugh, their presence here gone, now but a memory and a special feeling in our heart.
I support the ACS and Relay for Life because I want to help raise awareness of the effects of cancer on us all. I want to help raise funds for research and all of the programs that the ACS has to help fight cancer and to help the many warriors among us.
Please consider joining your local Relay for Life, if that isn't possible, help me support mine. Please consider sharing your talent, your time, your gifts, your money..help us help the warriors, help us beat cancer and keep others from going missing too soon..