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a turtle born on the wrong side of its shell
by Bogdan Dragos

He had a big belly
but he wasn't a fat man
he wished he was a fat man

his daughter was four
and she told him that he
looked like a
turtle
born
on the wrong side of

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Jack Schwartzman
by Randy Johnson

He died 25 years ago today, which is a quarter of a century.
He produced 'Never Say Never Again' with Sean Connery.
He was born in 1932 and was a man who people would admire.
First he was married to Judith Deborah Feldman and then to Talia Shire.
He was the executive producer of 'Rad' and 'I Am The Cheese'.
When he produced movies, they were certainly sure to please.

(Dedicated to Jack Schwartzman who died of Pancreatic Cancer on June 15, 1994.)

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A Lost City
by Jeffrey Pipes Guice

Cancerous urban decay…
It’s taking over my beloved city…
The politicians truly don’t care…
Collecting more taxes and sitting pretty…

The infrastructure is totally failing…
They kick the can down the road…
Our children’s children’s children…
Will be left to inherit the load…


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Fuck Cancer
by Shay Grace

It's a cold dark day in February, the year 2021
The last year was chaotic and definitely a tough one
It has been full of the deepest darkest lows
knocked down with the toughest blows

Ending the year with a bang your images were colorful
I was naive to think that you were untouchable
I never saw this final round of cancer coming
You’ve been clean for years, this was just so sudden


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ghosts
by Bogdan Dragos

but unfortunately they aren't
real

You spend a whole childhood
not wanting ghosts
to be real
only to one day
reach adulthood and
wander from empty room to empty
room hoping

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Recent Cancer Poems
A Lost City
by Jeffrey Pipes Guice

Cancerous urban decay…
It’s taking over my beloved city…
The politicians truly don’t care…
Collecting more taxes and sitting pretty…

The infrastructure is totally failing…
They kick the can down the road…
Our children’s children’s children…
Will be left to inherit the load…


......

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Fuck Cancer
by Shay Grace

It's a cold dark day in February, the year 2021
The last year was chaotic and definitely a tough one
It has been full of the deepest darkest lows
knocked down with the toughest blows

Ending the year with a bang your images were colorful
I was naive to think that you were untouchable
I never saw this final round of cancer coming
You’ve been clean for years, this was just so sudden


......

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ghosts
by Bogdan Dragos

but unfortunately they aren't
real

You spend a whole childhood
not wanting ghosts
to be real
only to one day
reach adulthood and
wander from empty room to empty
room hoping

......

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a turtle born on the wrong side of its shell
by Bogdan Dragos

He had a big belly
but he wasn't a fat man
he wished he was a fat man

his daughter was four
and she told him that he
looked like a
turtle
born
on the wrong side of

......

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Breadwinner
by Randy Johnson

For many years, you were our family's breadwinner.
Your money paid for our breakfasts, lunches and dinners.
Because of my mental impairment, you continued to support me after I turned eighteen.
You could've outworked two twenty year olds, you were the hardest worker I've ever seen.
After twenty months of chemotherapy, you lost your fight.
Your battle with Leukemia ended six years ago tonight.
For the last two days of your life, you couldn't even reply to what people said.
When I received a call from my sister-in-law, she informed me that you were dead.
Your existence on Earth ended at around 10:20 PM.
One day I'll go to Heaven and I will see you again.

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