i am a cancer survivor

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10458
United States
40° 51' 43.8444" N, 73° 53' 9.636" W

i am a cancer survivor call violence
where rival gangs kill each other over territory
i am a cancer survivor call ignorance
where a fight breaks out over stepping on somebody's kicks
i am a cancer survivor call stupidity
where people don't understand that common sense is only common
i am a cancer survivor call poverty
where at one time i was a welfare recipient hungry to climb that ladder in which i would never fall again
i am a cancer survivor call belligerent
where kids think it's appropriate to call their mother a bitch
i am a cancer survivor call compromise
where one have the talent to go far, but settles for less to embrace someone that have no value
i am a cancer survivor call war
where the battle rages on like two bull locking horns, but for what cause-bragging rights about making scores that would make derrick rose retire at the age of 23
cancer is contagious
if you don't catch it early, it gets too big and kills you

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Comments

Grant-Grey Porter Hawk Guda

Powerful expression! Please never stop expressing from the heart. Continue the journey of poetry. 

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