The cats out the bag

The cats out the bag

The tongues may wag

But the ones who care

Are already there

No longer ashamed or reason to hide

Head held high to beat this with pride

Of what I’ve read and heard

At times yes I’m scared

But thoughts and fears

Lead to worries and tears

Oh but it’s alright to cry every once in a while

And when you’ve let it all out wipe those tears with a smile

See a smile is infectious to all that you see

And a smile received back makes a happier me

Positivity and well-being shine through my soul

Nothing stands in the way of achieving my goal

And with the help and support from people I greet

This cancer I will conquer and once for all defeat

R Cummings 5th January 2017


  1. Joanne Grime
    05/02/2018 / 12:06

    That’s the bravest thing I’ve ever read! You are a superstar and an inspiration Rach. Lots of Love. xxxxx

  2. Sandra
    06/02/2018 / 21:51

    Love this poem, Rachel! It’s perfect and strong and you. Love the positivity in it. Made me smile xxx

    • sysadmin
      12/02/2018 / 23:12

      Thank you Sandra I thought it was a good one very appropriate for the post and for World Cancer Day x x

  3. Donna
    06/02/2018 / 22:57

    You just keep amazing the shite out of me rach. Love the way your staying witty as ever. Love you x

    • sysadmin
      12/02/2018 / 23:11

      Thanks D x x

  4. Jeanette Kenyon
    07/02/2018 / 14:21

    This and the other Poem are just Amazing …… A Star within our midst! You are Such an inspiration…my brave, funny, clever and beautiful. Meeting this head on …stay positive lovely lady. We are all so proud of you xxxx

    • sysadmin
      12/02/2018 / 23:10

      A poet and she doesn’t know it 😉 not quite but I’ll keep on trying. Thank you so much x x x

  5. Billy boy
    09/02/2018 / 15:34

    you must have inherited your poetry skills from me, it was the only bit of engish that I was good at at school, must be the Welsh part of me!!, well done and love you loads, Dad XXXX

    • sysadmin
      12/02/2018 / 23:00

      Thanks Dad. Love you too x x

  6. Chrisi
    10/02/2018 / 08:49

    Rach I love this, your brilliant xx big hugs xx

  7. Mandy Jepson
    27/02/2018 / 21:20

    Just brilliant xxx

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