Warriors in the Hospital

nurse and patient

If you go to a cancer ward,

any cancer ward,

you will find the bravest people,

on the face of the earth.

No armor, a broken shield,

hardly any weapons,

and yet, they fight every day,

not just the cancer,

but depression, fear, hopelessness,

fear of the unknown, and sickness.

Fighting to break a smile,

to have a glimmer,

of light. A future.

I once knew a woman,

who fought hard to live,

she fought hard for her children,

she fought hard for her husband,

and for herself.


but not crushed.

I don’t know why some live,

and others do not,

I will never know why,

If I can though, I will offer,

a smile,

a hand of friendship,

kind words,


to help them fight,

with strong armor,

and a new shield,

called hope.

With God’s help,

we can do this,

please pray for them,

pray for their strength,

in the midst of the battle.


hand in hospital

Blessings to everyone and peace!

“If you love nature, you will love people.”

Poetry © Copyright 2015, nicodemasplusthree

image from google

28 thoughts on “Warriors in the Hospital

  1. Those wards show you what people really are like. Going to one again next Friday btw. I shall be thinking about this poem.

  2. Hey Nicodemas. Cancer will definitely show us how incredibly powerful the human spirit is. Thank you for presenting the hopeful side of it. 🙂

  3. My most positive thoughts go out to these courageous heroes, seeing a sick child is unbearable.

  4. Yes Lord wrap your healing arms around them, lift up their spirits and end their struggles. So be it.

    1. Belinda I originally thought of our own experiences when I began it, and then I read your post. My poem was made stronger. You and Matthew are incredible examples to us. Much love and every blessing to you.

    1. i’m sorry to hear about your friend. I’ll join my prayers to yours. Thank you Anna for your comments. Peace my friend and every blessing.

  5. It breaks my heart when I learn about the children fighting cancer, and how strong and mature beyond their age they are. God bless them, the warriors.

    1. Thank you! I really appreciate your comments and blessing. My wife is a cancer survivor, and it still affects us some. This came from deep down. Peace.

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