Thursday, February 17, 2011

No Way!

You’ve got cancer said the doctor to me.
No way! I said. This just can’t be.
I fell to my knees.

Lucifer taunted me, you’re gonna die.
No way! I said. God is on my side.
Get thee behind me Satan.

You’ll lose your hair, just wait and see.
No way! I said. It won’t take it from me.
I’ll beat this thing by shaving my head.

You’ll burn really bad with your fair complexion.
No way! I said. I have great protection.
God words are the balm protecting my hide.

The nurses said I breezed through the therapies,
No way! I said, considering the calamity.
It was God that got me through it all.

Cancer is vicious, it may come back to haunt.
No Way! I said. I will not daunt.
I trust in God and won’t worry for tomorrow.

Matthew 6:34 tells me I am not to worry.
Excuse me a moment my eyes are blurry.
My battle and blessings are still fresh in my mind.

This month I am a one year survivor.
No way! I said. I am praising with fervor.
God please use my battle to help others.

Mindy Howell

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. NIV…Jer. 29:11


  1. LOVE THIS! Beautiful poem and praise the Lord for your one-year milestone! :)

  2. Very good Momma! I like it. And I love you and Praise God for you!

  3. You are a survivor! Congratulations on your one year milestone! Love, me

  4. Mindy, what an incredible poem. And what an incredible year you have had. Congratulations on the one year milestone! Praise be to God!

    Seven years ago, my wonderful mother was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. An incredibly nasty cancer with no cure. She was given three years at most. (She made it the three years and then two more.) It was searching for info about her cancer that led me to discover how powerful blogs are and I thank God for those that kept a blog of their progress and 'journey' because it helped me deal with and understand what my mom was going through...

  5. Amen, thanks for sharing the poem. Our God is faithful, even in our dark moments:)