I ride the wave, it peaks at dawn
Shortness of breath, our swords are drawn
Will it be me? Will it be you?
Are you my friend – is what they say true?
The hour strikes, the time has come
We test each other – it has begun
I am so thankful, there is no doubt
A test of faith with no way out
I taste, I measure, I swallow, I wait
These six big pills will seal my fate
I ride the wave the storm brought in
It is not easy and I MUST win
Not just for me, not just for you
But for us all and the next ones too
How do I feel, how do I live?
I balance carefully so that I give..
My life a chance –
My life a hope –
My self a dream –
I won’t just cope..
I want to dance and sing and fly
I want to dig and plant and try –
To do more today than simply ride
This wave of anxiety, this cancer tide
In my corner I will not stay
For I refuse to live this way –
I ride the wave, it crests and falls
But – what a ride it is!