Monday, August 13, 2012

Hope to Cope

Hope symptoms mean nothing.
Hope for benign biopsy.
Hope they got it all.
Hope  chemo will work.
Hope for minimal side effects.
Hope for a miracle.

Cope with with diagnosis.
Cope with uncertainty.
Cope with hair loss, Cope with emotions.
Cope with chemo failure..
Cope with  meeting death.


  1. Victoria, this is a strong poem. We all hope, don't we? We all hope what we wish will happen. If our hopes are not realized, we hope to be able to cope.........somehow. Actually it is our only choice.

    1. Thanks for the comment Mary. You are always right here reading my poems as fast as I write them. I really appreciate that.

  2. Hope/Cope. I like your poem, Victoria. Fascinating what difference one little letter can make. I guess we can only continue to hope we can cope with what comes our way.

  3. Hope becomes cope in so many instances. I read you loud and clear here and hug you and all those whose hope will turn to cope. We all go there over and over it seems.