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The ER Full Moon

The emergency room 
filled beyond capacity.
A madhouse of accidents
and wounds.

You say don't cry so soon
I say I will be glad 
when all is done and
I wake to the morning sun.

If it be not quite noon
then the zoo of hell
brought about by the moon
still has time to gather gloom.

Then who knows how dastardly 
a night still yet may loom
before the morning light 
brings the breakfast call 
of the hungry loon.

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  1. Date: 1/8/2013 10:45:00 AM
    Enjoyed your write today, xxx

    Allen Avatar Terry L. Allen
    Date: 1/13/2013 3:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your faithful following and appreciate that you have found another of my works to enjoy. TLee
  1. Date: 8/12/2012 12:56:00 PM
    Th psych ward drove the nursing staff crazy, moon stuff is always a mystery to fathomand your poem hintsw at the mayhem a full moon can cause. Great write my friend! :)

    Allen Avatar Terry L. Allen
    Date: 9/6/2012 11:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I think the moons pull has the same effect in the heads of some humans as it does with out tides. Either the metal content in our cells or the liquid content of the brains of some individuals is effected by the moons pull just like the tides in our lakes and oceans. What ever it is it is real as many medical practicioners would be glad to tell the horror stories of. Thanks for your kind review.
  1. Date: 8/4/2012 5:57:00 PM
    Excellent write Terry....I too was a candy striper at the hospital....now working in long term care it's a madhouse every day.

    Allen Avatar Terry L. Allen
    Date: 9/6/2012 12:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for you kind words. Sorry I haven't been here much and have been unobtainable but times have been topsy turvery. I have no home phone now and no computer service except very limited cell phone hotmail service. I have to get friends to let me use their computers. Huggs TLee
  1. Date: 7/7/2012 3:08:00 PM
    ‡ Geographics * Surely Within Emphatics Shoes We Must Tread In Hopes To Grasp But A Sliver Of Understanding This, Anothers Precious Sight & Life * Wonderful Poem By A Beautiful Poetess & Lady * My Luv, Rachel ‡

    Allen Avatar Terry L. Allen
    Date: 8/4/2012 12:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Rachel for you kind words. Who can justly understand the ways of the man in the moon from making the world crazy on one hand and brings romance to lovers on the other. Sounds like ying and yang to me. warnth and blessings to you. Huggs TLee
  1. Date: 7/7/2012 12:15:00 PM
    The psych ward is nuttier than usual too! :) Just goes to show the lunar cycle makes lunatics of so many!

    Allen Avatar Terry L. Allen
    Date: 7/11/2012 9:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes I know all too well as I used to be a candy striper in a hospital and have worked for many doctors over the years as a home office secretary. Thanks for your kind words. Huggs TLee
  1. Date: 7/1/2012 6:36:00 PM
    Mad house. Witness to it during my son's accident. Dedicated professionals, nothing short of amazing.

    Allen Avatar Terry L. Allen
    Date: 7/3/2012 10:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    A testament to order in chaos. I don't know how they manage to bring the order from it that they do. Thanks TLee
  1. Date: 6/25/2012 10:30:00 AM
    gosh,nice write Terry

    Allen Avatar Terry L. Allen
    Date: 6/25/2012 11:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Richard for you kind words and so glad to meet yet another Poetry Soup member. TLee
  1. Date: 6/21/2012 6:06:00 AM
    Terry, you describe very well (very poetically) the anguish of the ER... so horrifying... nice poem... Terry

    Allen Avatar Terry L. Allen
    Date: 6/25/2012 11:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    While recently in a filled to capacity ER room I heard an employee remark on the fact that it was once again another full moon. This combined with having heard this often during my life being around many medical people I thought I would write of it. Thanks Huggs TLee
  1. Date: 6/19/2012 7:18:00 PM
    ..."'There Is No Fear In Perfect Love,' My Dear Sweeet Beautiful Terry *.* So Let The Dogs Of Death & Destruction Howl; There Is No Binding Tomb .... Death ? You Make Me Smile. ˜ Kool Poe & Thank You, For Your Kind Pretty Visit ... 'Luv,'" Tristen :)

    Allen Avatar Terry L. Allen
    Date: 6/25/2012 10:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Death be not a culmination but a summation to a life lived. May the spirit hold in it's grasp the wonders of tomorrow and it's haven of habitat. A gala of light and joy be the just deserts illuminating all tomorrows. Huggs TLee