Initial diagnosis, devastating and extreme,
The cancer festering inside
Determined to destroy his dream.
Yet, he took it all in stride
Determined to face it head-on, strong
Whatever it threw him he’d still have his pride.
He did not know then that his journey would not be long
The disease eating away and taking its toll
Yet, he held on, fought on, against this wrong
His strength and wisdom all played a role
In this terrible struggle and incredible fight
With faith and hope he conquered this blow
While he lost in spite of his strength and might
The cancer will never extinguish his light.