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Madame Chipmunk
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~Nothing More~





The fullness of her pretty mouth
smiles the ache of somber news
in graceful arcing curve

the light in her youthful eyes
belies the grievous message
her beauty talks to me of empty future
and life undone by disease

as a smile masquerades my tears
I listen
soaking up her words
grasping

grasping for a positive
a phrase
a word on which to hang my sodden hopes

but her palliative answers cut deep
in her vision, there is only the end

there is nothing more
we can do
~


Lyra

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"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

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catalinamoon
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Well she is wrong, no matter how well intentioned.
You stay strong, you hear me??
Hugs and Love
Sandra
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Lyra, they don't call it "practicing" medicine for nothing. There are many unexplained results....for example how positive thinking and belief can overcome illness. Hey, let's try it and find out!!!
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Lyra

One doctor, one opinion...and a human being...I know you will find your answers in search.  My hope rides with you...and many prayers...and your indomitable spirit.  Great poem!
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Lyra~You know I believe in miracles, right?
We need you to keep a positive attitude here
while our prayer circle weaves it's wonderful way.
Tears are okay...so are prayers..
Lean us us dear friend...let us help.
We will help you through this...your doctor is not God..
She is one educated person,
but she cannot say what will actually happen.
Hang in there...write it out...
let us all pray for a recovery for you.
~Luv & Hugs, Nancy~
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you are in my thoughts and prayers
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Lyra, I second Nancy's replies and want to add also, that I believe in the power of prayers.  We will unite and pray earnestly, from across the miles for you. Remember our final destiny...is eternal life.  

                                                      

hugs always,
marie

p.s. I just said a prayer for you Lyra, I asked the good Lord give you strength, peace and hope.  *hugs again*

Keep counting your blessings

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Lyra... When it seems your glass of hope is empty faith and love from your friends will fill it to the rim again and again. Keep the Faith... Paul
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(tears fall down my cheeks) Oh Lyra, that is never true! (BIG HUGGGSSSSSS) I know how you must feel right now but I too believe with all my heart there is one thing science and medicine can never grasp and that is the power of faith and miracle. He is the best doctor of all, and He knows much she does not know, and I know with all my heart He is weeping in compassion over your tears and He is guiding you with the mnedicine of love right now and is healing you! (sigh) Keep thinking optimistic thoughts, sweet friend, no medicine even comes close to comparing with faith, God Bless You, you are in my thoughts and prayers, we all love you so much and are all here for you!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton

"Underneath your clothes there's an endless story..."

Shakira

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Lyra - 'There is more we can do,' WE CAN AND WILL PRAY and prayers will pull you through this.
Hugs, Marti
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Lyra:
You lead us to the vision of hope. So beautifully expressed by your accepting faith.  Follow your spirit. We are here.
ThisDiamond
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Lyra, you are still in my thoughts and prayers. You know that, don't you? Don't give up your faith. There are indeed mircles.
Keep your faith and hope. Sending love and hugs your way.
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Lyra,
You can take the purge of laughter. It is a funny pill but I've known it to work. Love Sy
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Lyra...

A few decades back, my father seriously injured his arm where they thought the only thing they could do was amputate.  They told my mother this, and she said no, he would never allow that.  She instructed THEM not to tell my father, and once he was past the danger of gangrene setting in, told mother that the best they could do was set his arm so that it was "out of the way".  Not straight down, but semi-crooked as if the hand were about to buckle his belt, if you get the picture.

Ok.

Dad doesn't know he will never use his arm again.  But Mom does.  Having his left arm in a sling didn't stop my dad for long.  He chopped wood, laid linoleum, put up a small cabinet, and did a myriad of other chores and tasks while "recuperating".  Only now and then would he ask for a little help.  With his right hand, he would massage his left fingers [he was still in a cast] night and day.  As if "willing" some sensation into them.  At night, in his recliner, we could watch as he concentrated on moving his lifeless fingers.  

One Saturday morning he and I were up, early.  He said, "watch" and I did, as the little finger on his left hand seemed to move.  He told me to get mother, and I did, trying to explain to her that he was making it move, and she knew it could be nothing more than an absent jerk, or simply our imaginations. [Dad had a great imagination!]

BUT...for mother, he forced the little finger up and down on command.  He was sweating buckets, but he did it.  Mom was in tears.  But she still did not tell him that he would never have full use of his hand or arm again.  Instead, she went out and got him some silly putty.

Dad only learned that they were going to amputate on the day the cast was removed, and the doctor was about to tell him about his "lifeless arm".  That was the day Dad took that "lifeless arm", picked the doctor's hand up, shook it, and then reached into his back pocket to pull out a $10.00 bill to add to the payment that they had been making to the doctor's statement.  I don't know who cried harder that morning...the doctor, Dad, or Mom.

Miracles happen.

And I'm praying that you will continue to believe in Miracles, too.

Love you.  K  
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Lyra~
Yet in her sad admission ... I would like to think that she knows there is a *Higher Power* that can lift you further than her teachings allow her to be able to do~

Faith is the 'bandaid' that allows healing to take place~
You're covered !
*Hugs*
~*Marge*~

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Madame - my prayers at with you...

BC
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You,  dear one

Inspire us,  lift our spirits to a new
heighth,  even as your own struggles
within.  

I pray each moment of your life is continued
to be filled with love,  of family,  of
friends,  of all of us who have been so
deeply touched by a woman who has the
greatest kindness and the most caring heart
of all...

For this....you win my vote....
Madame Chipmunk
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Sandra...thanks so much for your reply...
and I am definitely trying to stay strong...
between teardrops.
~ loving hugs

Lyra

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"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

Madame Chipmunk
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Thanks so much for your reply, Michael...
Practicing is the right word.  I know that because I remember when my son was in med school, they used to make a joke of it, although they really weren't joking.

But right now, anyone can practice on me if they guarantee that the cancer will go away completely forever...
I am trying to stay strong but it is very hard not to be scared right now.
~ strong chipmunk hugs

Lyra

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"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

Madame Chipmunk
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Thanks so much, Martie...
I am not ready to leave this life yet...
I still have too much to live for and I am too healthy.
~ warm chipmunk hugs

Lyra

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"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

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Thanks so much, Nancy...
not only for the reply, but also for the vote of confidence as well as your many thoughts and prayers...
these are what sustains me.
~ big thank you hugs

Lyra

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"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

Madame Chipmunk
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Thanks so much, Helen...for all of your thoughts and prayers.
~ hugs from the heart

Lyra

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"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

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Thanks so much, Marie...for your wonderful prayers...
I think eternal life would be nice, but I kinda like the one I'm living right now, right here....and I would really like to keep it for quite a while...
~ thanking you bigly hugs

Lyra

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"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

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Thanks so much for your very inspiring words, Paul...
they were what I needed to hear right now...
and I have a whole big mug which needs to be filled...so anyone who wants to...can start filling it immediately.
~ warm hugs

Lyra

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"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

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Don't cry, Noah....
please listen to your own wise words of hope.
Thank you so much.
~ big hugs of thanks

Lyra

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"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

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