Sunday, November 15, 2015

Cancer Concerns--By Anna-Marie Docherty--Wales

Cancer Concerns

How to tell the other half
How to tell the kids
How to tell family, friends
This hell that I've been bid

How to say it's cancer
How to tell I'm scared
How to be there for them
I'm really not prepared

How to tell what they think
How to ask for their help too
How to know I have the strength
Enough to pull us through

Anna-Marie Docherty lives in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK and is often inspired by nature and the world around her. Having been writing poetry now for 4 - 5 years, her works have developed in structure and form as well as using free verse in her writing as she walks this endless art form and creativity in her thirst to further learn. Letting the pen and the muse dictate topic and form both humour, religion, nature or the serious subject might be touched upon therefore keeping the writing fresh and easy to read by those who follow. Writing both as given name above and pen name anaisnais through the net, examples of poems can be found both in Snippets, an anthology of short verse by various international poets, compiled by Karen O'Leary and Patricia Ann Farnsworth-Simpson; also Pink Panther magazine, an anthology written by several poets and artists on feminist issues in our environment and various poems on the internet for taster.


  1. A striking poem which reflects the turmoil that goes through one's mind on receiving bad news of this disease. Emotional help, love and prayer will help face the situation. You aptly present a sad but realistic situation. Take care & God bless. // paul

  2. Anna-Marie, I enjoyed your poem, "Cancer Concerns." It is very powerful. brave and touching. Thank you for sharing it with us. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (