Evil within


It came inside

So silent and stealthy

Not caring if I was Sick

Or totally healthy


It hid inside

Unnoticed and unseen

As if it were a ghost

Malevolent and mean


Waiting to attack

And wreak havoc in me

Destroying my body’s defenses

Without remorse or pity


It spread like the plague

Infecting all in its path

Spreading its sickness

In the wake of its wrath


My body is now ill

But I'll not find a cure

From this blackness within

It’s a losing battle for sure


I don’t understand

Guess I’ll never know the answer

Why so many of us need to be cursed

By this evil called CANCER.

  • Author: notapoet (Offline Offline)
  • Published: February 5th, 2017 18:04
  • Category: Sad
  • Views: 24
  • User favorite of this poem: P.H.Rose.
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  • Christina8

    Oh NAP! So sorry to hear! I do so love your poetry, I certainly wasn't expecting the BIG C at the end of your poem. I hope and pray for the best for you!--Christina

  • WriteBeLight

    Well done describing this evil disease. It is evil. 🙁

  • P.H.Rose

    NAP this another fav of mine
    Just bloody love it,
    For its art not its theme
    Brilliant... I had a cancer
    Scare a few years ago
    They thought I had lung
    Cancer, they removed
    Nodes but they came Back
    Clear, whilst under the
    Anesthetic I had an out
    Of body experience, I was sat up
    Watching everything, by my
    Side a voice from an old lady
    Was telling me everything will
    Be ok. I couldn't see her but
    Felt her breath on my ear.
    I have never told anyone
    This... My thoughts are
    With you my Poetic friend
    Your poetry is superb....

    • notapoet

      Thank you PHR, I'm sure that was a very difficult time in your life and so glad it turned out well. Thank you for your words of concern but I should have noted this was written for someone else and not me personally, although I have lost many family members and friends to this evil. My heart and prayers go out to all that deal with this.

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