December Update


I’m enjoying my break from chemo
and my blood counts have improved.
CT scans show tumors are stable, but
I want them completely removed!

Reciting, singing, volunteering,
are what I continue to do,
gardening, when energy permits,
baking and entertaining too.

No pity party for this gal,
that wouldn’t help me to heal.
I don’t dwell on side effects either
which improves the way I feel.

Creativity is endless,
I still write a poem every day.
Yes, I still have challenges
but I envision them going away.

I am not my diagnosis
nor an “average” statistic,
I’m on a healing journey from cancer
which, for me, is realistic.

Have a wonder-filled Christmas Season

Jean Kay


2015 Jan 1 sunrise 007r


Sunrise – cold, frosty morning,
a new year has begun.
My wishes are for good health and joy,
Happy New Year everyone.

As we contemplate the year ahead,
with our hopes, dreams and desires,
remember to enjoy the journey
and ignite some creative fires.

Softly close the door on the past,
allow it to drift away.
We’ve learned from those experiences
and can now enjoy this new day.

Each moment passes quickly by
as our life is being renewed –
new breath, new cells, new energy.
Let’s focus on gratitude.

We’re not meant to know what lies ahead,
we just have this moment right now –
to live, to love and to be loved
so let’s do it – we’ll be shown how.

Happy new beginnings everyone.

Jean Kay