Poem for Zoe

I have a very heartbreaking story to tell. My youngest daughter who is 12 years old has a best friend of 6 years. Her name is Zoe.

Zoe has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer (yes a 12-year-old girl with ovarian cancer).. she underwent surgery last February 2016. Unfortunately, her situation worsened since then. After several chemotherapy sessions, blood transfusions, and other medical procedures; the doctors decided not to go through another surgery anymore.

Currently, Zoe has gone bald. There has been water retention in her body making her look like a pregnant young woman.

I cannot imagine how her family is coping.

As a mom myself I am deeply saddened by this. My daughter and Zoe literally grew up together.

This afternoon my daughter asked me to critique a poem she wrote for Zoe.

 

ALWAYS HERE FOR YOU

No matter what happens
No one will forget you
No matter how hard your feeling
No one will give up on you
No matter where life takes you
We will always be here for you

Fighting is hard but you fought coz you know you are strong
Believing in yourself is doubtful
But you believe coz you see
You never gave up
Because you know its not time to do so

What you feel today is hard but we’re always here for you
What you experience today is a blessing because no one gave up on you,
What you let us see that you are strong,
We’ll be glad that you let us know.

 

P.S.

I almost broke down in tears reading it.Β  I have been with my daughter every time she visits Zoe since Zoe stopped school and I can honestly say that we can only hope for miracles…

I hope you guys pray for Zoe’s miracle too.

 

70 Comments

  1. ickarus1976 says:

    That’s sad,hope she gets better.

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    1. michnavs says:

      This is really very sad for all of us..we can only hope and pray..

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  2. confabler says:

    Our prayers are with her.
    Hope she improves soonπŸ€

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks a lot.. thank you

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  3. TalkaholicMe says:

    I pray for Zoe to get better.. Ask your daughter to be her byside and be her strength.. Friendship is itself a miracle..

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    1. michnavs says:

      Indeed it is….as i can see her smile everytime they are together

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  4. Lady G says:

    Oh please count me in! This is heartbreaking. I have a 10 year old and I see her in every child πŸ™‚
    God bless you, your daughter and dear Zoe.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks so much..

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      1. Lady G says:

        You are more than welcome 🌹

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  5. sheldonk2014 says:

    prayers and blessings
    Light and love
    As always Sheldon

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Sheldon..

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  6. Dead Donovan says:

    Always my best thoughts and wishes.

    ~PR

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  7. What an amazing heart your daughter has! Pagpalain ka ng Diyos. ❀

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks so much.. God bless you too..

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  8. Davy D says:

    Heartbreaking Mich. Sending some thoughts and blessings for you all.

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  9. rosemawrites says:

    oh dear Mich. I just have some goosebumps reading this. My heart was clenched. My soul cried. Oh dear Zoe. And your daughter surely knows how to write so well like her mom.

    Sending prayers my dear. ❀ ❀ ❀

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks for the prayers Rose, indeed your prayers will go along way..

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      1. rosemawrites says:

        amen. amen. ❀

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  10. Christy B says:

    So heartbreaking for this young girl to be facing cancer at such a young age.. I can only imagine the pain of her family too.. Your daughter’s poem is beautiful and speaks so highly of her love for her friend. Sending many prayers xx

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks so much Christy..your prayers will go a long way .

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  11. Tears are over spilling my eyes right now.. This is a very touching poem your daughter has written and my heart as a Mum goes out to Zoe her young friend.. I am sending healing thoughts and prayers out to her and adding Zoes name within my healing book of prayers in which I add the names of those in need of Healing energies..
    Love and Blessings to Zoe, and your daughter whose own strength is wonderful to see..
    ❀ Sue xx

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Sue…your prayers would surely go a long way…it is indeed a very heartbreaking situation for my kid and zoe and her family as well..

      A very young girl filled with hopes and dreams..

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      1. It is awful.. and my heart felt prayers are sincerely being sent my friend ❀

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      2. michnavs says:

        Thanks Sue…so much..

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  12. Simply-Me says:

    This is sad yet beautiful

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  13. Archita says:

    Beautiful stuff!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks so much

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      1. kgbethlehem says:

        No worries 😊

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  14. OMGoodness.. this is truly beautiful, yet heartbreaking!
    Hugs and prayerful hope for God’s healing touch and
    continued strength for you all! πŸ˜₯ πŸ’œ Jackie@KWH

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Jackie..it is indeed sad and hearthbreaking..your prayers will go a long way..

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  15. Joshy Blanco says:

    We will include Zoe in our night prayer later. May the Good Lord grant her courage to bear all the pain and her family to trust our Lord who saves and never leaves.

    Thank you for sharing a beautiful story of faith and perseverance, not just of Zoe’s but also of you & of your 12 year old daughter.

    God is good.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks that would mean a lot to all of us.

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  16. jmespinozaauthor says:

    wow very heart touching.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks so much

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  17. michnavs says:

    Reblogged this on michnavs and commented:

    I am reblogging this post..Zoe just passed away today after 8 months of fighting for her life she is finally now in heaven.
    My daughter and the rest of her friends are saddened by this.

    Zoe is in heaven and we have an angel in heaven..

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  18. calmkate says:

    will do prayers that Zoe has a calm transition …how are you two holding up? love and light coming your way πŸ™‚

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Kate…my daugter has cried non- stop but i am hoping it will ease the pain…too young to actually experience something like this…

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      1. calmkate says:

        I lost a dear friend at 11 yo to cancer, absolute agony but taught me heaps … allowed me to make much clearer decisions knowing that life is finite πŸ™‚

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      2. michnavs says:

        Oh my really….i just showed this to my daugther…. she’s not alone after all..

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      3. calmkate says:

        Death can happen at any time, she was a beautiful vivacious girl gone too soon but taught me heaps

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      4. michnavs says:

        Indeed Kate..thank you for sharing this with us…

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      5. calmkate says:

        If she can view the body that also helps

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      6. michnavs says:

        Yes kate..she said she will…

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      7. calmkate says:

        it’s not nice but it brings home the finality, I didn’t and all the funeral I just wanted to open the coffin and tell her to get out … didn’t feel real at all 😦

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      8. michnavs says:

        Thanks Kate..

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  19. jeannasoul says:

    I will pray right now for Zoe and her family and for your daughter,too.
    May there be miracles and may they come soon.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks so much…prayers will do a lot of miracles indeed..

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  20. ANM7 says:

    I am choked up. Trembling. I will now pray for Zoe. No promises. But God hears prayers. Thanks for sharing this.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks so much.

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  21. ANM7 says:

    I’m sorry. Just seen that this is an old post.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Yeah i reposted it yesterday cos she just passed away..thank you still

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  22. Jade M. Wong says:

    That poem brought tears to my eyes and I am so sorry for what you, your daughter, and all of Zoe’s loved ones are going through. I see this is an old post, but as relevant today as it was then.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Jade if, Zoe just passed away yesterday …

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  23. Miriam says:

    Oh this was so heartbreakingly sad. Beautiful poem but so sad.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Zoe just passed away Mirriam and it is very difficult for my daughter..

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      1. Miriam says:

        Oh I’m so very sorry. She must be heartbroken, at such a difficult time. Much love to you both xo

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      2. michnavs says:

        Been crying non stop since yesterday..but we know somehow crying helps her cope..after all how do you explain such a thing to a 13 year old girl…

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      3. Miriam says:

        That’s right, she needs to let it all out.

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      4. michnavs says:

        Indeed Mirriam…

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  24. Hi michnavs. There are no words to express the loss of such a young lady who had a cancer that you do not expect in one so young. May I express my condolences to zoe’s family.Thank you for sharing. Glad you liked “Tightrope!” Be Safe. TheFoureyedPoet.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks so much for your kind thoughts ..

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  25. sheldonk2014 says:

    I read this again
    I know what I go through with my daughter
    When she sees me sick or in the hospital
    It’s been so hard for her to see me….
    Being a parent is never….
    Especially when it doesn’t come with a how to book
    As Sheldon Always

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    1. michnavs says:

      I agree…its not really easy..thank you Sheldon..

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  26. This must have been tough. I can’t even begin to imagine how hard it must have been on Zoe and her family.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Indeed Jaque

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