Ribbon of Hope

I looked down and as I wept
I saw the ribbon on my chest
Pink and looped, symbolic yet
It gave me comfort on my breast

Doctor’s words were hard to take
Decisions now that I must make
Was so vain, not long ago
Life’s more important, that I know

Through the sleepless nights I pondered
‘Till the dawn came up I wondered
Then I knew, this too shall pass
With future focus, not the past
Won’t be easy, that is true
Pink ribbon ladies help me through

Many have been there before me
Many more, I know there will be...

Take my hand and hold it tight
Must find the courage for this fight
Battles I have fought before
Please help me now to WIN THIS WAR!

by my aunt, Phyllis Briglio