Native Heart is a 200page hardcover poetry/ illustration book. It begins with a poem I wrote for my doctor.
For Dr Alison Hadley
she was a smart little girl
the same age as me
from the western suburbs of sydney
switched on with an inquisitive mind
mathematics came to her easily
i was a kid from the ocean side
who loved to write
we were art and science
worlds apart and now I owe her mine
the little girl who saved my life
I had the opportunity to beat cancer with science and hope by my side, so that I could be here today for my family and my children. When I had to then watch my cousins lose their beautiful father to brain cancer, I realised that this disease has no mercy. We need to figure out the science part ASAP so that hope can also be part of the brain cancer story.
Please buy my book at theaustralianpoet.com and donate below and help me reach my target for Carrie's charity.
The book is filled with many poems and gorgeous illustrations. I want to see everybody with cancer get to the other side.
life, it picked us one by one
always knew my time would come
just had too much to lose i guess
new baby girl up on my chest
poison surging through my veins
golden locks, stripped away
cut me. i cried like a child
radiate me. i still smiled
with love and science at my side
fighting death in strong alliance
i came out standing in the sun
hair flying wild, new life begun.
Let's do this!!!!
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