Monday, February 11, 2013

Visiting My Son In The Cancer Ward

Alleluia, alleluia!
               Jesus proclaimed the Good News of the kingdom
and cured all kinds of sickness among the people. 
    Matthew 4:23


The light is low and warm
like a theater corridor
during a show

or the ground of observers
aiming their magnifications
into the vault of night,

the incomprehensible
orbits of sickness
and suffering

through this paradigm
of dust
and shifts of prayers,

breathing, at times,
in rhythm with your
exhales, inhales

as you close yourself 
up in sleep
like a great lid on a flaming eye:

leaving me 
cupping the darkening
syllables of the unspeakable,

like words glowing in a jar,
a spark of light
waving toward a blinding stage.

My 22 year old son was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma on December 9th, the Feast of Saint Nicholas, and is under going Chemotherapy treatments.  He is mid way through his course and the latest scans have shown the cancer almost gone.  The Lord is working His miracle through amazing doctors, advancing medicine and progressive treatments.  All Thanks and Praise be to our Lord God for my son's healing. He has been so astounding and loving to us through this entire illness. I would like to ask for your prayers as we continue forward.  Thank you and God Bless.




  1. My prayers are with you, starting right this minute.

  2. Dear Cynthia

    Please know of my prayers. I will offer my lenten fasting on behalf of you and your son. Thank you for sharing your need for prayer, the blessings of God and this beautiful poem.

  3. I remembered your son in our Rosary this morning, and will continue to do so.

  4. Thank you dear Anne. Your sacrifice on behalf of my son and our family is so beautiful and touching. I will never forget and I will pray for God's Blessings for you and your family.

  5. Thank you so much Maryellen. I am immensely grateful for your Rosary prayers as our Mother's intercession is so amazing! I will pray for Blessings for you... So good to meet you.