Ailene

Hello My Friends.

Life is a strange experience sometimes. It seems that when death comes close to us, our heart seems to be more aware of the value of life. Yet at the same time the impending sense of loss causes a lethargic feeling that seems to surround us. Or at least this is what it feels like to me.
Another friend is in the battle of her life against cancer. This rant is dedicated to her, while at the same time it is based in the loss of family and friends that has already been caused by cancer.

Is it Ever Enough?
Is it ever enough to want to hold on to our friends…
Is it ever enough to love…
Is it ever enough to lay claim to a human bond…
Before they slip away?

Is it ever enough to know a life existed…
Is it ever enough to share a laugh…
Is it ever enough to share a hug…
Before they slip away?

Is it ever enough to feel…
Is it ever enough to see…
Is it ever enough to hear…
Before they slip away?

Cancer, are the lives you claim ever enough…
are the souls you suck the life out of ever enough…
are tears shed in your wake ever enough…
Before you rip them out of our world?

Is it ever enough to live no matter how long the life…
Is it ever enough to give all that there is to give…
Is it ever enough to share all that there is to share…
Before they want to slip away?

Is it ever enough to try everything there is to try…
Is it ever enough to fight until there is no fight left…
Is it ever enough to abate the inevitable…
Before they want to slip away?

Is it ever enough to fight death…
Is it ever enough to strive for life…
Is it ever enough to want for peace…
Before they want to slip away?

Cancer, are the lives you claim ever enough…
are the souls you suck the life out of ever enough…
are tears shed in your wake ever enough…
Before you rip them out of our world?

Is life ever long enough?
When will enough be enough?
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Ailene stay strong, stay focused, and stay as long as you can. We love you.
When your enough is enough know that you have touched and inspired many lives.
Love,
Delaina