A Pale Blue Ribbon

Did you know that September is prostate cancer awareness month?

 

A Pale Blue Ribbon

 

He wore a pale blue ribbon on his lapel, but no one knew why.
“He looks like he’s sleeping,” they say, while in his coffin he does lie.
His teammates toasted the tough linebacker by raising their glasses,
And talked about the time he intercepted those slant screen passes.

 One in six men over fifty get sick, but why did Dad have to die?”
He wore a pale blue ribbon on his lapel, but no one knew why.
Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer for men.
Get screened annually; and you will go to many more games then.

September is prostate cancer month, but the days silently pass by.
There aren’t any walk-a-thons and no blue balloons dot the sky.
He wore a pale blue ribbon on his lapel, but no one knew why.
Men don’t talk about these things, so they don’t know their risk is high.

Let’s make it our mission to increase awareness and donations.
More will be tested, and researchers will stay at their stations.
A cure is available, if caught early, so screenings don’t deny.
He wore a pale blue ribbon on his lapel, and everyone knew why.

A Pale Blue Ribbon

 

Copyright  © PJ LaRue, Inc. 2012

 

 

 

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