anger jealousy greed are toxic cancers
eating us away from the inside
violating our peace of mind
they poison our equipoise

there are solutions
but it’s not chemo or radiation
medicines have proven ineffective
persistent effort is required

if only one can get inspired
to cut each one out as it arises
show no mercy
for they are thirsty

patience is an antidote
kind care can help
while generosity
will empower in this crucial hour

counselling or workshops may help
but self-discipline is vital
for our very survival
as they threaten our existence

don’t give them space
for they deface
our friendships
and our life

don’t delay
for they dismay
those we love the most
don’t be a cancer host!

dVerse, Metaphor, Bjorn