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The Prophecy
by A Serviceable Villain
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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A true story which my friend Susan just told me - sad, very sad . . .

An utterance fell upon her young mind

Was well beyond her sagacity to foresee

She was born with the cancer gene – was

never told to her adoptive parents.


This prediction or unpure conjecture ran

like a darkened thread through her

thoughts – plagued my lifelong friend

the same way her ‘father’ beat her.


She tried so hard to perpetuate faith

but gave up a long time ago when

so many so called friends turned their

backs on her – I never did.


The prophecy began to hammer her

harder and harder as she matured – the

chain of events in her life unraveled so

quickly she could never catch her breath.


The words told to her blanketed her innocence

and illustrated her life completely, well beyond

her teen years – she only had two colors to choose

from, one was black, the other gray.


Then, in her thirties, she developed breast cancer

Went into remission and then a short time ago

it once again reappeared and began to spread

Now she lies with life bleeding in her hands.


Ó 2009 R. Lance Sheridan


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Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 4/5/2009
So Sad . Its touches the heart with utter remorse ! What a travesty of injustice !......M
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 3/30/2009

This is so heartbreaking. Why would someone turn their back on a person so in need, it makes no sense. May she make a recovery in spite of the odds. God Bless.


Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/29/2009
In front of suffering and disease, I feel completely at a loss. It is not a good feeling. I can only send you my empathy. Love and peace,

Reviewed by John Flanagan 3/25/2009
The emotion runs deep and rightly so, and I share your exasperation with the cruelty inflicted upon the innocent, a blameless victim. I wish love and peace to both of you in this distressing time.
Reviewed by J'nia Fowler 3/25/2009
One cannot fail to grasp the message of forlorn hopes and all but dead dreams in this poem. I pray you both peace, confidence, assurance, and oneness in your journey together. You are not alone. Bless you both, J'nia
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 3/25/2009
We cannot understand why we have to suffer so on earth, we must keep our faith, God will see Susan through this time. Cont Prayers.
Reviewed by 000 000 3/25/2009
To have such a you, she will have some comfort knowing someone cares,
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 3/25/2009
Hi Lance, This is hard! But never give up. And make sure that your friend doesn't either. Prayers going up for both of you....

In Spirit,
Reviewed by Linda Settles 3/25/2009
Heartbreaking. I'll keep you both in my prayers.

Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 3/25/2009
Having lost mother and sister to cancer your poem deeply touched my heart. Your friend will be in my thoughts and prayers, I'm so sorry for what she is going through. Genes and diagonsis don't always have the last word. Where there is life there is still hope.
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 3/25/2009
Very sad............ Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/25/2009
Heartbreaking, is right. (((HUGS))) love and prayer for you and for Susan - I'm sure she appreciates you being with her now - well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 3/25/2009
So very sad, and I know she truly treasures the friendship you provide. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/25/2009
Heartbreaking poem; my heart bleeds for you and Susan! May God bless the both of you as you face this together; know you (and Susan) are both in my heart, prayers, and thoughts!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( >tears! <
Reviewed by Cynthia Buhain-Baello 3/24/2009

Lance, you wrote from her pain, and this poem is about her life.
We learn from each other, because no man is an island, and "each man's joy is joy to me, each man's grief is my own."
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 3/24/2009
Lance We All Have Our Cross To Bare,i.e.Thing To Do Is Help Her Through (Bare) It And Be There Whence Shes Goes And Let Her Go On...

Even My Bastard Daddy I Neither Hate Nor Love Him I Just Had No Use For Him,i.e. When He Died Xmas 1961 Only Glad I Had Was His Friend Was With Him When He Died Stroke(Can't Breathe) Like Heart Attack...

Tears For Your Friend...

Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce 3/24/2009
Robert, this is truly sad indeed!!! Cancer is the number one killer of the nation; and heart attacks comes second.

You are so good a friend to her. God bless you both!!!

Sandie Angel :(

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