Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Don't Let that Damn Beast Win

I'm not sure how many people will read this. I have given the address to many. I hope they read it and pass it on that I have a way to share the battle with cancer, or any beast that is ravaging onyone. Thanks Tom, for your kind words. You are in my prayers each day. I pray for your recovery and total victory over the beast.
No one is ever to give up hope or surrender to cancer. We see that it affects all people, the young and old, famouis and not so famous, the rich and poor alike. We must continue to fight to the end, and support one another to live with cance. It does no good to criticize anyone who fights like a certain blond did concerning Patrick Swaze. I applaud Whoppie for saying what she said about the comments. KEEP ON FIGHTING!!!!

Fellow Knights
We must remain united;
Committed to each other,
Companions in an everlasting struggle,
Continual enciuragement for each other.
My ear's for you, to listen
To the battles of a fellow knight
Who daily wrestles with the beast,
Who stands fast in this unending fight.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Never Give Up!

Since I last posted I received the results of my latest PET scan. As of right now, I am cancer free. I hope that any of you who may read this and are cancer patients or survivors can say the same. You are in my prayers. Here is my latest poem about the fight we have every day to live and defeat the beast.

Pay the Ferryman

A toll was demanded from the ferryman,
The price was already fixed.
Twice there and back again,
Across the river Styx.

He wanted the last cent that I had.
I would not pay him for
The trip to the Elysian fields
Where the beast was waiting on the shore.

I refused to surrender even one coin.
So he turned the boat around;
He carried me back
To the life I had found.

I am so glad I did not pay
To join that damned bloody beast from hell.
Never surrender to the ferryman,
Or give into the beast as well.

Monday, October 12, 2009


My name is Barry Goodwin. I am a two-time cancer survivor. One thing that has helped me to live with cancer is writing poetry. It has allowed me to live with the the beast and to battle it. As of now I am cancer free as much as the doctors can tell.
The purpose of this blog is to help other cancer patients deal with their lives with cancer. Hopefully help them cope and give them some hope. I am also self-publishing a collection of my poems called Battling the Beast. I hope both will be of help to the others who fight cancer everyday.

Waiting on the Beast
Waiting, waiting,
Waiting for the beast,
Waiting for the doctors,
Waiting for the pet scan,
Waiting for the results
Waiting fo a cure,
Waiting to die.
It seems I'm always waiting;
Waiting on the beast,
Waiting for the beast,
Waiting because of the beast,
The devil's pet.
That God-damned
Bloody beast from hell.