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Poetry and Oncology
March 2017

A Silver Lining

Author Affiliations
  • 1Imperial College London, London, England
JAMA Oncol. 2017;3(3):304. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2016.5993

Lessons learnt,
yet chattering lips lie restless.
Passion for painless pleasures,
yet pain permeates proud,
arrogantly bearing his teeth of incision.

In this murky derelict of decadence and desolation,
scratches a countenance of mistrust,
where drifting oars
slice Hope’s stream
and rasping rocks of a residual dream.

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