A rogue invader came by stealth

To plunder and to feast

Organs sweet and succulent;

My treasured jewels of health.

The scanner showed him big and bold

The scalpel sealed his fate,

Then Chemo cast its toxic fire;

His fragments to cremate.

So now I’ve trekked that tough terrain

And live to tell the tale

Of all who trod that path of pain

To fight and die – not fail.

And now in grateful, pensive thought

I ponder and see why?

This caution came from Heaven

To save a wayward boy.