Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Somebody Stop The World

I found this poem this morning, and it explains right where I am this morning.
Anyone who has had a loved one with Cancer will be able to relate!

Somebody stop the world,
I want to go back.
I want to go back ,
Before cancer Turned our world upside down.
I want to go back
this wasn't supposed to happen to us,
not to you .
I want to go back ,
To our carefree days
And future plans.
I want to go back
before doctors and chemo
and losing your hair
I want to go back,
When you were so strong
You seemed invincible
I want to go back,
When I didn't cry every day
for fear of losing you.
I want to go back ,
To where people didn't avoid me
Because they don't know what to say.
I want to go back ,
To when we still had forever
And weren't living on borrowed time.
I want to go back ,
To a point in my lifeI wasn't so angry with God.
It wasn't that long ago,
Though it seems like forever
Somebody stop the world,
I want to go back........
Author Robin Reynolds



I had a friend lose her battle w/ cancer this last week.... .. Thank you for posting~

Robyn said...

Thank you for sharing this poem. It is a good one and really lays out the feelings.

R Max said...

My mother used to say this to me when I was a kid! No wait, it was "Stop the world, I wanna get off."

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Jill (Sneaky Momma) said...

Beautiful poem. Praying for you Jacki.

Robyn said...

Checking in on you and letting you know you are being thought of and prayed for.


susette said...

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Mommy to those Special Ks said...

Jacki, you've been tagged on my blog! :)

Deb said...

Soooo very sorry to hear about your brother. Do you mind if I ask what type of cancer he has and for how long. I do check in on your wonderful website, but it is difficult to remember everything I read. I prayer for a miracle for your brother and yes, it does happen!
I agree that the poem "Somebocy Stop the World" is truly from the heart. She also has another one posted as well a little further down the blog "what They Don't See" and that certainly depicts How all of us caregivers feel when loved ones have cancer. I hope others post comments on her website for encouragement and support at this difficult time.
Loved your slideshow as well and you can bet I will check it out in detail and make one for my blog....I'm a copycat....what can I say!
Thinking of you all and God Bless!