The color "pink" was annoying me for years.
After reading your beautifully written poem, I now understand the meaning and special trust in this symbolic color, pink. Finally, thanks to your observation and eloquent defining poem, I see it. A sense of pride and courage flies in this pink flag waving in the name of womanhood; we are all sisters emerging together to find hope and a cure for breast cancers.
Reading your words reminded me how pretty the color I will cherish once again. My thoughts and prayers will remember you, Carrie, and all the women I have come to know and honor; when glancing at a flash of pink, I'll take a second long look of admiration. Always, I shall remember your simplicity, clarity, crystal clear sincerity.
Your poem strums directly to the heart-strings; as it drums to the heart-beats surrounding the devastating issues regarding Breast Cancer and the on-going need for funding, research, politics. The respect and need for SERIOUS ATTENTION, has been greatly ignored.
Your poem is the first one I've read which caught and held my attention, about Breast Cancer. It actually caused me to weep as my heart aches for the millions of families suffering in the wake of Breast Cancer. The sensitive wording has a nice "punch", and the sentiments are bright, bold, however gentle, softly spoken affectations to the uncertain fear we all feel; thank you for sharing it with us all.
You should consider publishing and copyright laws. It would be simple, and I know women and their families would find comfort, peace of mind, hope, and a fresh reminder as Breast Cancer is so frightening and sneaky.
As an easy, enjoyable read, your poetry could touch the hearts of all who oppose help and research.
It might also serve as a reminder to children, young teens, young ladies, middle aged women, mothers, daughters, grandmothers, and families everywhere: learn, know as much as possible regarding breast cancers; and to do self exams, have physical exams annually, and remember to request mammograms, as well a PAP tests.
Shamefully, I know at least ten women in their 50's who have NEVER had a mammogram or a PAP test; they are afraid, or it might hurt, or they are too busy to make an appointment.
It's upsetting, however, common! Many are well-educated, intelligent women (they also scoff at the "pink" symbol).
Thank you, Carrie! You are a gifted and talented poet.
Keep the colors coming, please! Write a book of poems, and Gina and others who post here, could help direct you to the right editors and publishing companies.
I'm impressed, and a little emotional today...your poem brought tears to my heart, as well as a sigh of relief. Thank you...