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Like a Thief in the Night

Timothy Rowe
Copyright © 2000, Timothy Rowe
Last Modified: November 1, 2001

Cancer approaches like darkness
To cover you in its gloom
Sometimes there are no signs
To warn of the impending doom

It comes like a thief in the night
To steal your essence away
It robs you of the things you need
To live and love and play

It can take away your self respect
And also your will to live
And you will surely miss out
On things this life has to give

It steals from your body
And also from you soul
And even the best of treatment
Will never make you whole.

T. C. Rowe