Melanoma Awareness Month

Sunday 1st May 

Wall to wall sunshine, bodies on the beach
Cooking away nicely, "Sunscreen!" I beseech

Vitamin D is necessary, please don't get me wrong
But frying like a lobster, damage could be life long

So many burnt shoulders, peeling, unsightly skin
D'you know what you've done? What's going on, within?

Melanoma; skin cancer, might not happen today
But a few years down the line, it'll be nothing to downplay

You can't just cut it out, for it's a sneaky beast
Lying dormant, then, like a devil, released

Taking over your life, biopsies, skin grafts
Scans and appointments, normality's in the past

Just always worrying, asking when it will return
Scanxiety, melanoia, a real cause for concern

So slap on some sunscreen, and wear a big hat
Seek shade when it's hot, prevention's where it's at

Melanoma awareness throughout the month of May
But it mustn't stop here, care for your skin everyday.

Love you both so much
My darling sons
I wrote this two years ago, but wanted to post it again as May is Melanoma Awareness Month

19 responses »

  1. Bonjour mon Amie, Ami
    Les jours se suivent mais ne se ressemblent pas
    Chaque journée porte en elle un espoir
    Profite de cette journée, de cette semaine, des jours à venir
    Profite de tes proches de tes amis enfants petits enfants Sois sage, simple
    Reste le même ou la mème du matin au soir
    Ceux qui t’aiment sauront t’apprécier
    Bise ton ami Bernard

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    • Thank you.
      We spent two years in Victoria and had an absolutely fantastic time there. The boy’s school uniform included sun hats, and we were made very aware of sun protection.
      We loved your beaches too!
      Melanie x

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