Tag Archives: Pink Ribbons

A Pink Ribbon

A Pink Ribbon

October is breast cancer awareness month. The city where I live places plastic flamingos out to signify donations for the cause. It draws attention and helps generate donations for research. By the end of October the pink flamingos are planted through out the city.

A Pink Ribbon

A Pink Ribbon
by P. J. LaRue

She wore a pink ribbon, but not in her hair.
As loved ones’ memories of her they did share.
The celebration of her life brought sad tears,
The “C” word wrought death; it’s the worst of our fears.

The data is bleak, and those concerns we share.
She wore a pink ribbon, but not in her hair.
One in eight, in her lifetime, will have breast cancer.
But mammograms bring hope for the right answer.

She knew to self-check monthly, and without fail.
Locks of Love will receive her long ponytail.
She wore a pink ribbon, but not in her hair.
She cut the silky strands, and shaved her head bare.

As research funds are raised, we hope for the best.
Let “C” mean cure, and lay the ribbons to rest.
In the future when just memories are there
She will wear pink ribbons, in her glossy hair.

A Pink Ribbon

Copyright © PJ LaRue, Inc. 2012