Tiana Webb

Rookie - 3 Points (March 19th 1997 / Tumut)

Cancer - Poem by Tiana Webb

We don't know
How strong we are
Until being strong
Is the only choice
We have.

Why is it
That we have to be
Strong for others
When we have to be
Strong for ourselves?

Someone once said
'Winning isn't everything'
Well, they obviously
Never had

To lose your fight
Against cancer
Is to give in
To cancer
And die.

Though many are scared
Of this dreaded cell
Cancer is only a word
Not a whole

Just remember
You are not
Dying from cancer
You are living
With it.

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

I wrote this poem about my dad, who has been fighting cancer for 6 years now. I edited a picture on photoshop and put some quotes on it, and I was staring at the picture and this poem just kinda flowed onto the page.

Comments about Cancer by Tiana Webb

  • Rookie - 453 Points Ellias Anderson Jr. (8/18/2012 1:15:00 AM)

    Cancer, ... i hope that your father overcome this disease and win it. For sure he can. i will pray for your father to be better as soon as it possible. nice writing
    best wishes. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 222 Points Adam Mckim (8/15/2012 9:23:00 PM)

    It's sad but I like it. I've known people with cancer and I've watched them pass because of it. But the one thing I admire about those people is the strength they had to fight it to the end. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 9, 2012

Poem Edited: Sunday, October 13, 2013

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