Children with Cancer


By: Ashlee Zlotnick

A horrifying killing machine.

One thing’s for sure, it’s terribly mean.

You would not believe what it can do.

So come along and I’ll show you.

First your child gets extremely ill.

This cannot be cured with just one pill.

You go to the doctor, what does he say?

Your child has to come a very long way!

By no means will this journey be easy.

To be quite honest she will get very queasy.

Your child has something I call cancer.

I like to describe it as a dancer.

We have caught it in an early stage.

Like a dancer starting a new page.

The dancer has no idea what to do.

Just like the cancer, I assure you.

This can be treated, take a deep breath.

I know this dancer in great depth.

But a much better dancer, her name is chemo,

She will unquestionably put on a great show.

All that is left to do it fight.

You have to give it all you might.

I am so proud of all you children out there.

You all deserve a medal, it’s only fair.

So hold on to faith, don’t let go!

You will all put on an astonishing show.



  1. Jingle Said:

    lovely rhymes.
    well done.

  2. Paulami Said:

    beautiful rendition 🙂

  3. Yes, faith here is much needed!

    • poetsandall Said:

      I agree, faith and positive thinking is what gets these kids through life

  4. K. McGee Said:

    Brought me to tears.

  5. cornerphd Said:

    timely for me, last night i recieved word form a friend that has been fighting for some uears that she is now cancer free.

    • poetsandall Said:

      I am so gald that your friend is ok. Cancer is a terrible disease which some do not recover from. I lost a friend on Tuesday to it 😦

  6. Antimony Said:

    So true. It made me cry.

    A x

    • poetsandall Said:

      I am so pleased that my writing can bring emotion to people when they need to feel the intensity of it

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