Somtimes I wake up in the night
So paralyzed by fear
Surprized, I find my shaking hand
Has brushed away a tear.

Then suddenly I'm wide awake
Awareness seeping in ----
"Oh no, dear God, I cannot face
This cancer once again!"

Then all the thoughts I dread the most
Keep going through my mind.
I toss and turn for hours
But no comfort can I find.

Then when I finally cease to fight
This battle all alone ----
And offer up a prayer for help
Your love to me is shown.

I come to know a special peace
The world can never give.
God tells me not to fear my death
Which frees me now to live.

And thank You ,Lord for showing me
Together we can cope.
A new day filled with all your love ---
With faith and trust and hope!


__Linda Mae Richardson
    Victory in the Valley, Inc., Wichita, KS


Take it to the Limit,One More Time! (Eagles)


Thank-you Jeff. That is really quite a poem!! How are you doing? Got some of that pain under control? Our prayers and thoughts are constantly going out to you!

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Beautiful poem Jeff. Thanks for posting it. I am hoping you are doing OK & controlling the pain. You are in my thoughts & prayers, too.


"One Day At A Time"

All of my comments and suggestions are just my opinions and are not a substitute for professional medical advice.   You should always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care providers.


Hi Lainey and darla,

Pain seems to be pretty much under control.  After tomorrows spinal decompession sugery,I should feel like brand new ,well at least a good second hand.
Bless Ya!

Take it to the Limit,One More Time! (Eagles)


Good luck with your spinal decompression surgery...with faith and trust and hope!



Jeff...awesome, awesome poem! And with that I say for your days to come...I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me...Phillipians 4:13