Today is February 4, World Cancer Day; a day dedicated to creating awareness against the disease – preserving more lives.
It is coinciding with my writing challenge, so I’ve decided to write a poem dedicated to both the victims, survivors, and families and loved ones of this deadly, silent killer.
Please read, enjoy but more importantly, take steps to know about cancer and be encouraged to go get tested or something.
ODE TO CANCER; VICTIMS & SURVIVORS
Ode to the ones, whose hair colours
were shaved right inside rainbows
I am one person paying homage to
everyone whose family didn’t know
whether their victims will become survivors…
Ode to the ones, whose lights
were extinguished just after the fireworks
I am the one thinking my fire was bright
but was scared when I saw others die
right in the presence of their embers…
Ode to these ones, whose destinies
became accidents on the Benin-Ore Expressway
I am the amulet driver with nine lives
driving maniac with junks as oil
I jumped out but my belt was hooked…
Ode to families with survivors
they fought the battle just as well…
Ode to loved ones who had victims
they bear the pain more…
Ode to you…
You who has a chance still…
If you read that poem, let me remind you to do a quick personal checkup of yourself. Go on Google to learn how to conduct a body check up. If you notice anything (however small), see an expert doctor. If you don’t, learn how to keep it so.