the trail

Once having strolled the cancer trail, you become sensitive to the nuances your body sings. Not that anything can be done, still you wonder, look for omens, interpret signs.

In a perfect world weeks of headaches would be the reward of smashing your helmetless head against the sidewalk in repayment of a moment of bicycle inattention. But now the waiting room beckons where surrounded by sick people I shall sit and think about how I don’t care to walk that trail again. Perhaps I shall find a poem while I wait.


50 Comments on “the trail”

  1. TheOthers1 says:

    What poetry did this moment create? Feel better, friend.

  2. vbholmes says:

    “Once having strolled the cancer trail, you become sensitive to the nuances your body sings.” A lot said here–and beautifully. I hope your nuances are all positive from here on in.

  3. Bill, my thoughts and heart are with you. I’m emitting good vibes and ordering them your way, as I await your next most awesome poem.

  4. Sending you good wishes and prayers! Blessings! πŸ™‚

  5. Shannon says:

    Hang in there! πŸ™‚

  6. Bill I pray you don’t have to walk that trail again… I love the start of the poem you mentioned above!

  7. Although I share everyone’s well wishes for feeling better and sympathy for what your going through, I feel like I already read your poem…

    From the ” nuances your body sings.” to “helmetless head against the sidewalk” to “repayment of a moment of bicycle inattention” to “the waiting room beckons” and ” I don’t care to walk that trail again.”

    all had a poetic quality to it.. Randy

  8. globalunison says:

    May you feel better soon and get through the piece of poetry you have been seeking! πŸ™‚
    You inspire me with your courage!
    Loads of blessings and prayers coming your way,
    -Naima.

  9. Lori Lipsky says:

    I pray you feel better soon, and may you find the poetry you are looking for.

  10. jelebelle says:

    Hope all is okay bill…thinking of you. Mindfulness keeps us moving forward, your words will strike you and comfort, no doubt. Healing vibes your way!

  11. Darn and I have been complaining of a head cold all day! I can’t believe how selfish and self centered I am! Bill I think you are a brave and strong man I know your journey is hard to say the absolute least and I pray for you twice daily I know that god’s plan whatever that may be is the right one but the suffering his people go through sometimes make me forget I am trying to walk the Christian way because I get so angry with all the suffering, disease and wrongs in the world. Your having cancer and all the others in this world just makes me angry . I am so sorry you are going through this but appreciate that I can read your blog and be reminded how insignificant my complaints are . God bless Peace and Love to you and your house.

    • billgncs says:

      thanks — don’t feel too bad, when I get a head cold I fall to pieces. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers, I very much appreciate them. Hopefully this is just a bump in the road.

  12. sylv says:

    I hope you find that you feel better soon and many a poem comes from this. x

  13. boomiebol says:

    I pray you find more than one…and complete full recovery too.


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