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Below is the poem entitled INCONVENIENCE which was written by poet Alan Douglas. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Home :
Take one cube of gravy essence,
stir it fretfully, if I still dare,
into boiling, or at least hot-ish water;
such senior movements made with care

Care Home :
Drizzle ointments, yea, and potions
onto wrinkled tangerine skin
of arthritic hands, hips, knee-bones,
prey to crocked aches, and pains within

Hospital :
Please do ignore me gaily, while I toy
with food, well, pap, served up each day;
don’t tie me into bed, I’m already tied to head.
I pray, sometime soon that I’ll be on my way

Thereafter :
Finally to discard this worn-out old suit
trade incontinence for what seems the same,
but with new ability : to bawl up a storm,
and minor inconvenience - this fancy new name

Alan McAlpine Douglas

(Challenge words : cube gravy fret with drizzle tangerine prey arthritic toy tie)

Copyright © Alan Douglas

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  1. Date: 4/1/2012 7:22:00 AM
    G Pace (sorry don't know your name yet) Thanks very much, and I will look up some of your too. Alan

  1. Date: 4/1/2012 6:26:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your poem this morning...I'll be reading more from you.