Will I Lose My Dignity?

When my hair is gone,

and my rib cage shows,

will I still be human?


When my schedule is full,

with doctors and hospitals,

will you still bother?


When I can’t move,

because everything hurts,

will you still be here?


When I can’t control my body,

and tears roll down my face,

will you look away?


When the treatments stop working,

and I say okay,

will you respect that?


When an illness makes my body

reject who I am,

will I lose my dignity?


AN: This is a tribute, and a memorial, to all those who have suffered with and survived Cancer, and to those who could not. You will not lose your dignity. You are human. Nothing can take that away.


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