Naked Reflections Poetry: Shameless and Unapologetic

Gloria’s First Chemo Treatment

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The first was the worst
I didn’t think I would make it through
My whole being burned a flame bathed in sickening blue
The pain was bigger than an ocean wide
Nothing was making me feel better inside.
The coming of dawn brought a new day
Feeling God’s presence in a welcoming way
I gave thanks for the breath of fresh morning air
And looked in the mirror to see I had lost my hair.
God, what is next, I asked in sorrow.
Quietly He said, “You will live to see tomorrow.”
Thank you, I whispered in complete gratitude
Now let me put on my new attitude!
The pain will come and it will go
Wigs will disguise the shame I won’t show
My appetite will change as the sun rises and sets
But knowing I am still alive is as good as it gets!

2 Thoughts on “Gloria’s First Chemo Treatment

  1. Beautiful and Positive !!! Stay strong 🙂

  2. Praying for you Aunt Glo. Loving this Stacey!

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