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Smiling Thru the Tears
by Pamilla deLeon- Lewis   

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Publisher:  PublishAmerica ISBN-10:  1413770703


Copyright:  2003 and 2004

Available @ Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and most online bookstores- this autobiographical, awe-inspiring book of poetry- Smiling Thru the Tears- a Breast Cancer Survivor Odyssey, will motivate you and reinforce your faith. Grab yourself a copy and laugh, cry, and celebrate with this survivor; your spirit will be renewed.
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Smiling Thru the Tears- a Breast Cancer Survivor Odyssey


October of 2003-

The eve of my Modified Mastectomy

With tears in my eyes

I stripped myself and I had a pity party

I knew no one would understand

My dear friends, when I made the plan

I made a conscious decision in my mind not to invite anybody

This was a party just for me and my two lifetime buddies

After all, I was about to part company

with someone who had been close to me

Gloria and Sylvia were their names

They were my little Boob-B twins

Those two went everywhere with me

Sylvia was about to leave Gloria and me

I know that this was all for the best

My poor Sylvia had failed the test

You see, she was endangering all our lives

I had to get rid of her in order to survive

My speech explained the what, where, why

I toasted her and sadly kissed her goodbye

It was ironic, Sylvia was always right

But now Gloria was left in a terrible plight

Gloria was left alone with me

now we keep each other’s company

Sylvia Right is now a memory

Her hang out spot remains empty        


Known for her down-home style and her sense of humor, Pamela deLeon- Lewis delivers an ultimatum to cancer. In pristine poetic form. Ms deLeon- Lewis, standing firmly on faith, wages an all- out battle with breast cancer. "This battle you may have started, but I intend to win the war," echoes throughout this inspirational, motivational, awe-inspiring book; Smiling Thru the Tears makes a great gift for anyone and everyone who has had to fight to survive.

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A Kaleidoscopic Collection of Poetry
"Pamela's book, Smiling Thru the Tears: a Breast canecr Survivor Odyssey, is about her amazing survival. She takes us on her astonishing journey with its up and downs, and ultimately her triumphs...This is a heartfelt, thought provoking book will have you crying, praying,activating your faith and rejoicing with her. This is a must-read. Simply stated: Powerful."
-Pier Tyler

Pausing to Catch My Breath
"...the most insightful, uplifting, and well-written book I've read in a very long time...This is a book filled with optimism and would make a thoughtful gift of cheer, as well as a keepsake for your own bookshelf."
- Debra A. Warren

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Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 1/7/2007
BE Gone Demon!
YOU are not wanted!
Stand TAll!
I am proud of YOU Pamela
That YOU wanted to share your hearts (literally) story!
I am getting this book, I must have 6 new ones, IN 1 mo...
YiKkkes, I will have to lock a door, Turn off the phones and
START reading and letting it ALL sink in! All my reading and writing and my own WRiting from my quill~
I want your book to INspire me and a friend!
To KEEP YOURSELF going and never to falter, nomatter how strong the
WONDERFUL HEart you have! My friend~ and Survivor!
WArm HuGs,WArrior Sheeeoxxo
Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 7/19/2005
Wow, as soon as I can afford it I have to have this book. (Will I ever have any $$$ left over???) I am having a sTuPiD liver transplant and though it's an entirely different deal, I found myself Smiling Thru the Tears as well. You are an amazing and uplifting lady. You inspire me to not be a chicken-shi*!!! Keep the faith.

Love, Janny xoxoxo

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