by Belinda Toro
When we look in a mirror, we see an image,
It’s an object or a person we recognize …
Yet, we tend to ask ourselves, “What is it?”
And then we begin to analyze …
Pretty, sweet, old, tired, and yet so alive,
Beauty in such a new light …
Worried, sad, scared, but so strong,
Who or what are we trying to fight?
An image of a glowing heart fades,
But the person looking in stays …
Her eyes are glossy and full of tears,
Her smile shows courage and no more fear …
There is no hair, her head is bald,
Her ego grows long and tall …
She laughs aloud and says,
“You won my dear, there is no more Cancer here!”
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Belinda Toro is a non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor living in Kissimmee, FL.
This article was published in Coping® with Cancer magazine, January/February 2008.