Relay for Life

This Saturday March 12, Relay for Life McLennan County near the Baylor football stadium in Waco Texas will be held. I’ve participated in this event ever since my Mom lost her battle with cancer in 2006. This poem below was inspired by attending this event over the years. If you would like to contribute to my team, here is a link to our team page. 

Relay for Life 2013

Relay for Life brings light into the dark
To take away the question mark.
Giving plans to overcome the fear,
Make burdens lighter, and provide good cheer.

Relay for Life provides optimism
For difficult times through activism.
Changing the unbearable
Into what is more endurable.

Giving participants a chance to work as one;
Helping one another until the disease is done.
Working together within a community
To find a cure and ease anxiety.

New medications give hope; a spouse adds love,
A family gives support, and there is help from above.
There are times when the battle is not won
But the optimism for the future means a ton.

Because the positives of all good things
Like hope and unity which Relay brings,
We continue to fight against this vicious malady
With the help of Relay for Life a wonderful charity.

By Mark Shields – © 03-09-2016

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3 Responses to Relay for Life

  1. Mark Shields says:

    Reblogged this on This Day With God and commented:

    This poem is inspired by my participation in our local Relay for Life to fight cancer.

  2. Kristi Ann says:

    Beautiful Poem Brother in Christ Jesus-Yeshua Mark!!

    Love Always and Shalom, YSIC \o/

    Kristi Ann

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