In this small house
Liked Christmas a lot
But this cancer
That lived with Shannon
The cancer hated Christmas! The entire season!
Don't ask why it's here. We don't know the reason.
Some say it's genes, the sun, or her diet.
But when it comes to a sure cure, those voices are quiet.
But whatever reason for it, With the pain and the fear,
It's sticking around for christmas trying to steal cheer,
It had came into our life while we were on top,
Our plans and our future it is trying to stop.
It's been watching us live and thrive as a couple,
And decided it was time to start making some trouble
It's plotting against her, "I'll spread, and I'll grow!"
"Pain and discomfort is all she will know!"
It grew and changed Shannon's regular life
With aches and pains like she had swallowed a knife.
Doctors had said "Everything is fine"
They weren't aware it was her life on the line.
It grew and spread thinking it wouldn't be caught
"Something's quite wrong" Shannon always thought
And when we found what was causing the pain
We knew things may never be the same again
So she fights it with treatments, radiation and chemo
She fights it with hatred and vengeance so we know
It is not here to stay and ruin our chances
Of enjoying our lives full of love, laughter and dances.
We will still spend our holidays as we always do
Enjoying each other, our loved ones and food
The cancer will try and bring her to the brink
But she's winning this fight as it continues to shrink
It will be here for Christmas and for a bit of next year
And the fight is not over, nor is the fear
But it is not stronger, and not near as tough
As our friends and family who surround us with love
It's not fond of Christmas, and we're not fond of it
And it's trying to break her, but she will not quit.