Survivors – a poem for cancer patients

By Craig Caldwell, South Africa (2004)  – October 19, 2010

Have you ever stopped to wonder
Why it’s so calm after a storm?
All the evil in the world
Seems to be somehow washed away
The world seems so perfectly right
The way God intended
Sometimes a storm appears in our lives
There seems no way out
We focus on the negatives
And seldom see the positives
But when we do, we find that
The problem can be overcome
We get that zest for life
We appreciate the fit of life more
I believe we, as survivors,
Show those positive signs
We have the will to live
We overcome temporary setbacks
And come out a stronger person
We look forward to the future
We are able to set and achieve goals
It’s our positive state of mind that
Makes us survivors.