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Dem Bones

Inside every one of us,
A skeleton resides.
Unless exposed by X-rays,
It’s protected and it hides.

The thin among us feel its bones,
Reminding us it’s there;
While those of pillowy proportions
Know it’s tucked somewhere.

In med school, students learn the names
Of every single bone.
On Halloween, a skeleton
That dances might be shown.

But other times, we all forget
That underneath our skins,
We all resemble one another,
More alike than twins.

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  1. Date: 4/12/2013 1:50:00 AM
    Who but you!!! The scope of your subject matter never ceases to amaze me! '...pillowy proportions,' such a superb phrase, and alliterative, too! Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 4/11/2013 4:32:00 PM
    I feel so exposed. :)

  1. Date: 4/11/2013 9:08:00 AM
    Hmm.. Nice closing thought. Interesting and new way to say it too.

  1. Date: 4/11/2013 6:42:00 AM
    hahaha, Love this. we are more alike than ever under the skin!!

  1. Date: 4/11/2013 6:37:00 AM
    Interesting topic, Ilene...I can honestly say I've never considered our likeness underneath! Good one!

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 8:09:00 PM
    Great poem and fun. I loved it Ilene. Love, Joyce