A Lyrics Poem for Cancer Patients


Cancer treatment is a roller coaster of hope and despair; excitement and dread; and a lot of pain. Here’s a poem compiled of some select song lyrics that I found particularly appropriate at various times during my treatment (diagnosis, medical prep, chemo, surgery, radiation, recovery). Can you name all 14 songs? What songs have helped you through the process?

Choose your destiny.
Mortal Kombat!
I am alive! I will survive.
Ah, ah, ah, ah, stayin’ alive stayin’ alive.
Cause it’s my life, it’s now or never.
Cause I ain’t gonna live forever.
I just want to live while I’m alive.
I pulled away to face the pain.
I can’t go back the way I came.
Can’t read my, can’t read my,
No you can’t read my poker face.
When you feel my heat look into my eyes.
It’s where my demons hide.
It’s where my demons hide.
The future’s so bright,
I gotta wear shades.
So light ‘em up, up, up.
Light ‘em up, up, up.
Light ‘em up, up, up.
I’m on fire!
Burn, baby, burn!
I’m radioactive, radioactive.
Let it go, let it go!
I will rise like the break of dawn.
‘Cause I’m on the edge with you.
With you, with you, with you.
Jai ho!
Baila! Baila!
Jai ho!

A Lyrics Poem for Cancer Patients

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