Which Will It Be?

“Do not go gentle into that good night,

Old age should burn and rave at close of day;

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” 

― Dylan Thomas, Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

May your thoughts be pure of heart,
Your hands sure and steady
For my future lies
In the precise wield of the scalpel

You hold within your slender fingers
A message of enduring hope
And this is the defining moment
That will shape the rest of my days forever.

Walking the path between life and death
Which will it be for me?
—Life in all its imperfect glory

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

Author’s Note: Today, I have surgery at 12:30 PM AZ time to remove cancer from my left breast as well as remove at least one left lymph node. This is a prayer for my surgeon.

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 24 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com
and purchase anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

22 Comments on “Which Will It Be?

  1. May I say….. that this is your best?! Every word has been poured unto this page from the sweet essence of your life. Amen to this!
    And when you’re out, get your Viking to print and frame this! 🙏🏽❤️

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  2. May his hands be sure and his eye all-seeing. I so admire the courage and strength you are walking with through this.

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  4. ” You hold within your slender fingers
    A message of enduring hope” – how beautiful! I cried after reading this heartfelt poem, Linda! My Mother has also battled with cancer, and I know how important it is never to lose hope. Stay strong – I’m sending you my warmest hugs. 💌

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