I wrote this poem a while back after losing another close friend to cancer.  This dreaded disease impacts just about everyone in their lives in some form, shape or fashion.  Many of us have faced the c-word with family, friends, colleagues, and even in-person.  This is my rememberance to those we have lost and to those close to us battling this terrible disease.  This is a very simple poem with a strong message.

I lost another friend today
Who battled cancer for many years,
Seeing another friend pass on,
It is hard to hold back the tears. 

The fight they fought took courage,
And the hurdles they jumped each day,
Losing another friend to cancer,
I long for a cure and brighter days.