Monday, October 13, 2014

Of Cows and Lymphoma--By Suzanne Clement--United States

Of Cows and Lymphoma

cows in
My Essentials
Dairy Department
smile as I steer my cart
along while shopping for groceries.

need milk,
cottage cheese,
stick margarine,
and some sliced white cheese,
as well as other things.

smile back
at the cows
who understand
that even though I
have low-grade lymphoma,
I’m doing the best I can.

Suzanne Clement is a writer from Dover, New Hampshire.


  1. Wow, I am amazed at your heroic posting, Suzanne. I admire those who are brave and I think you are all angels.............. you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sheri

  2. Hi Suzanne. This is a lovely poem; simple, understated. I am very taken with the shape of the verses and wonder if you might have called it “cheese triangles”? David

  3. Hi Suzanne, This is an amazing poem full of imagery and bravery. I have a friend who has just been "cured" of lymphoma. Lots of prayers, a brave attitude like yours and cheerfully going about her daily tasks have all contributed to her recovery. I am praying for you and thank you so much for sharing your talent. I enjoyed the poem.
    Love, Charlene

  4. Very nice poem, Suzanne. I love how you weave interesting lines of verse with things in life we go through. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  5. Thank you for these lovely comments on Suzanne's creative poem. I will send them to her. Suzanne, your courage comes through your words. Thank you for sharing them with us. I appreciate your ongoing support.