Poems

Cancer Is So Limited

Aug 2014    

          They’ve sentenced you with invisible cells that
secret themselves deep in body recesses and multiply:
lymphatic assault on vital functions.
          Can cancer conquer you?
I doubt it, for the strengths I see in you have
nothing to do with cells and blood and muscle.
          For cancer is so limited—
It cannot cripple love.
It cannot shatter hope.
It cannot corrode faith.
It cannot eat away peace.
It cannot destroy confidence.
It cannot kill friendship.
It cannot shut out memories.
It cannot silence courage.
It cannot invade the soul.
It cannot reduce eternal life.
It cannot quench the spirit.
It cannot cancel Resurrection.
          Can cancer conquer you?
I doubt it, for the strengths I see in you have
nothing to do with cells and blood and muscle.

Used by permission of Robert L. Lynn, Copyright 2007, from
Cancer Is So Limited and Other Poems of Faith, 2013, by Amazon Books.

Robert L. Lynn has penned over 500 poems and won many poetry awards. He wrote this, his most famous poem, for a dear Christian friend who was sentenced to death by cancer. Typically the poem elicits 170,000,000 hits on the internet. See him reading his poetry at www.robertllynn.com

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