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Song for a Bad Tooth

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Song for a Bad Tooth

Wisdom tooth, the oral root of prophesy
I respect you with all my worth
When you speak my eyes come
I wake up and turn as you order
I constrict like a serpent stung
At your command I fizzle like coke
My champagne foams in your honor
My hands mate at the throat

                     Wisdom tooth, for you anything
                     Ice cube in my armpit
                     Burial in the swimming pool
                     Tight diadem on the head
                     I speak in tongues, Tooth!

Make your choice:
                             I will call you my uncle
                   my tutor, my referee, my signatory
You are the Untainted Governor, Sergeant-at-arms, president for life
       Bishop of my church, Perfect Prefect, Captain who never farts
            Head of Dental Department, Commander-in-chief...
                          You are the Tooth of all Teeth

Your stitch is profound and unfaltering
          Your ache indefatigable and mature
                   Your wisdom infinite yet insurmountable
                           Your target is spot on
You are majestic and brilliant
                  Your unrelenting questionnaire
Appeals to the veins
                   See how my eyes are swollen
My hairs erect, my nose running
                I am squinting with respect
My ears are blocked and left shoulder sags
                          I limp and claim to walk
                                     Mighty tooth, you go anywhere
                                                         When I hear you I shiver
                                                                  This far, you have brought me, Mister!

             Look at the altar
             I have brought you the sacrifice
A harvest of Chocolate cake, Sugar coats, Sugar cream, Bubble gum, and Candy Lozenge
All I have, I have put at your feet, mighty one
I surrender all

Take them all with you
Leave in peace
I live in peace!

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  1. Date: 11/9/2012 11:24:00 AM
    I am not a pro on any form of poetry but...I know when I read a poem if I have enjoyed it. Now I have read yours and I have indeed enjoyed it Peter. I wish you a wonderful weekend and hope you find much inspiration to continue with your writing endeavors. Love, Carol