If, like me, you find out one day that someone special in your life has cancer, but you have no idea what to say to them, this poem may be a good place to start.
“You are not alone”
I cannot stop your aching bones,
but I will carry you when they hurt.
I cannot bring back your taste,
but I’ll cook your favourite when it returns.
I cannot feel the chemo in your blood,
but I will hold you through the pain.
I cannot stop your hair from falling out,
but I will love you all the same.
I cannot move your mountain,
but I’ll climb it with you in the rain.
When all else fails,
and the darkness starts to win,
just remember this:
you are not alone.