Cast Away

Yea organs – yea organs, yet where can ye be?

The stitches lay pathways down which you were set free

Me body lays barren like a desert’s fine sand

Pining for pieces that once were so grand

Cast away to the ocean, cast away to the sea

Cast away from my being – rejected from me

Yea organs – yea organs, have served me so well

Three children, you yielded the tales you could tell

Jagged and ripped and grown weary with time

It’s hard to imagine you once were so fine

Cast away to the ocean, cast away to the sea

Cast away from my being – rejected from me

Yea organs – yea organs till death do us part

Narely once had we thought that disease in you start

Right with me you traveled in sickness and health

Now banished forever the cancer was stealth

Cast away to the ocean, cast away to the sea

Cast away from my being – rejected from me!


About inmycorner

This blog began as an opportunity to tell my Dad's stories. I sat with him and the computer and together we told stories. It was a wonderful way to get to know Dad. He was 9. He and Mom had a wonderful life together and since she passed away a year and a half before him - Dad was ready to join her. I no longer tell his stories but have found stories of my own. The impetus to resume this blog was the discovery that I had stage 4 ovarian cancer. Since blogging had been so therapeutic for my dad and I to get through our grief, I felt maybe this would be a good outlet to process my situation. I also hoped it may serve as an outreach to anyone else who is facing this very ominous journey. So far, so good.
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7 Responses to Cast Away

  1. hopebringsstrength says:

    Very Cute. I hope the donation proves to be helpful in advancing research and medicine against the fight.

  2. Gwen K says:

    It was better with the accent. Let’s pray that your organ donation helps advance the research in treating cancer.

  3. Gallivanta says:

    Such style! Relief mixed with a sense of loss?

    • inmycorner says:

      Exactly! It is a weird “state” in which I live now… will take some getting used to. I was surprised when I had to sign to “release” my organs for research.

      • Gallivanta says:

        That would be the case here. Many changes have come about in recent years to make our health protocols inclusive of, sensitive to, Maori values. Everyone benefits when more care is given to the disposal of our ‘parts’.

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