Thursday, May 28, 2009

Sharing A Caregiver's Poem

There's another blog that originated by a caregiver who writes very eloquently indeed. I'd like to share this poem with everyone to give them some type of perspective on just how caregivers feel when their loved ones have been diagnosed with cancer.

What they don't see

They say
You are so strong
They see me doing what I have to for my family
They see me put on a brave face
They don't see how many tears I cry
They don't see me fall apart daily
They don't see the terror in my heart
They don't see how much my life has changed
They don't see how this has changed me
They don't see the loneliness that I feel
They don't see how their avoidance hurts me
They don't see fear in their children's eyes
They don't see because their life is still intact
They don't see because they still don't appreciate what they have
They don't see how scared I am
They don't see because they don't look
They don't see because they don't want to see
They don't see because they don't askThey don't see how much it hurts me
That they don't see

AuthorRobin Reynolds

Through her words, Robin certainly puts the true feelings of caregivers into perspective for others to understand. I trust you will check out her blog at

Her loved one Donnie recently lost his battle with cancer. Join her "Followers" section to show your support and encourage her to keep up her wonderful writing talents.


Daria said...

What a great poem ... I have joined Robin's blog.

Robin said...

Thank you for sharing this. I know it's been a while since I read your blog but I am playing catch up. You still inspire me every day. God Bless you
Robin Reynolds

Cancer Survival Rates said...

Thank you so much for this! I have not been this thrilled by a blog post for a long time! You have got it, whatever that means in blogging. Well, You are certainly someone that has something to say that people need to hear. Keep up the good job. Keep on inspiring the people!