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Best Surgery Poems

Below are the all-time best Surgery poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of surgery poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member Thirty-Eight, Cancer Poem: For Sharon
Thirty Eight ( Corny Cancer Poem) For Sharon

Hallmark has a million cards in their catalog
And not one of them says,
Life Sucks
American greetings had nothing that...

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© Poet M.e.  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: surgery, absence, best friend, cancer, farewell, fear,
Form: Blank verse



Premium Member Passion
you                 don't            know 


my                  ...

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Categories: surgery, passion,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member By God's Grace
I, who always used to gravitate toward health and fitness,
would flatter myself that I was too healthy to ever get a bad disease.
Then it happened!...

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Categories: surgery, cancer,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The True Mother






“The True Mother”




What part of a heart
in another could one trust
when betrayal comes
like a silver bullet words and deeds
sharp piercing to burrow 
bleed out Life’s...

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Categories: surgery, betrayal, imagery, love, mother daughter, psychological,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Pedicure Virgin
I don't know what came over me that day - an instant of weakness after years of resistance, I suppose.

My beaming spouse leads me, a...

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© Roy Jerden  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: surgery, humor,
Form: Prose



All Change
This year I turned the big ‘5-0’
And my body is acting strange
So I went to see the doctor who said
Not to worry, as I was...

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Categories: surgery, funny, health, life
Form: Light Verse
footle..Visit To The Dentist.
The fear
In here ..
                  The chair
  ...

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© Sean Kelly  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: surgery, satire
Form: Light Verse
Prayer for Dane Ann
May God place his hand,
In your hand today, Dane Ann,
And see you safely on your way.
May God guide the surgeon’s hands.
May the rest of us...

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© James Rudd  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: surgery, faithgod, god,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Scars of Love- A True Valentine Story
War leaves scars. They are emotional. They are physical. They are spiritual.

My brother had proposed to my sister-in-law on Valentine's Day, and so it was...

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Categories: surgery, love hurts, spiritual, war,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Jess and Mike
"Each experience is locked within my heart and only I hold the key..."



There was a time when Jess was young, that we thought we were...

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Categories: surgery, love, son, son, words, me, heart,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member I WISH YOU WERE MY SISTER
We are not related, but you are always there
To lend me support, I’m so lucky that you care
When my husband had surgery and was so...

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Categories: surgery, for her, friendship, tribute,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Surgeon Poet - JS
A fine poet and doctor is he

But my chats with him stopped suddenly.

He cut into me good.

It makes sense that he would

since his specialty is...

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Categories: surgery, friend,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member All man well almost
My suntan comes from a bottle
My hair from a wig maker in Peru
My legs are very hairy
I have to put my teeth in to chew
I...

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© Peter Dome  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: surgery, body, character, funny, giggle,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Meaning of Life
Others, and my children, wanted to understand the meaning of life.
As I’d recently had surgery number 7, yes, gone under the knife.
It’s simple, you see…...

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Categories: surgery, christian, faith, giving, god, growth, inspirational,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Glimpse of Heaven
How curious, remote, the pain seemed now
As a fly on the ceiling, she looked down
Her body below in a hospital gown

Incessant beeps emitted by machines
With...

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Categories: surgery, faith, heaven,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member tape measure
tape measure in hand
soft spoken,"Can't believe it"....
dust upon treadmill  


Inspired by the contest about addictions
not an entry....
Since my back problems and then the surgery,
I...

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Categories: surgery, addiction,
Form: Senryu
Premium Member DERELICT BEAUTY
plastic surgery
features are frozen in time
grimace locked in place


3~14~15
Three line poetry contest – Debbie Guzzi
...

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Categories: surgery, identity, sad,
Form: Senryu
Premium Member The Firing Squad
Soldiers marched, upright and ready
Bayonet's pointed, their hand at the steady
The town folk feared what was at hand
They were simple folks, working the land

The soldiers...

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Categories: surgery, angst, anxiety, death, dedication, depression, humorous,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Scars
Scars on the outside we can see so easily
Scars on the inside cause much more injury
Scars on the outside we can fix with surgery
Scars on...

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© Joe Flach  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: surgery, life,
Form: Rhyme
Cold Hearted
Intravenous therapy,
She's watching over me.
Grasping my hand,
She whispers, "please dear, count to ten."

Six... piercing paralysis,
Her hand cold as the air.
She lets go, leaving me there.
Alone,...

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Categories: surgery, love, sadme, me,
Form: Free verse
Life's Lesson For You
This is GOD'S GIFT to YOU

Tell yourself upon waking everyday god is merciful and kind

He will not put anything on me today I can't handle

Live...

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Categories: surgery, courage, god, inspirational, miracle, spiritual,
Form: Prose
Premium Member YOU LOOK UDDERLY AMAZING
Pretty Bessie the cow was on the pull -
she had her sights set on Billy the bull

To attract the attention of this young man
Bessie the...

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Categories: surgery, animal, humorous, romance,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Vietnam's Unwelcome Heroes (Co-written with Tim Ryerson)
We gave Johnny a gun and a uniform
Trained him to kill, in a regiment conform
Sent him deep into Vietnam jungles warm
With little regard to how...

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Categories: surgery, social, warwar, old, old, war,
Form: Quatrain
Cancer, You are an Artist
Cancer, you are an artist
A prolific one at that,
For several dear ones
Have encountered your work.

Your wretched fingers as sculptors
Design imprints of faces unknown.
You smudge white,...

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Categories: surgery, death, health, loss,
Form: Free verse
Reality Fraud
Starting to question 
if reality is real
Society seated in a medicine cabinet
so nobody has to feel

The world has convinced the truth to lie
Manufactured tears produced
so...

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© chris lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: surgery, life, people, sad,
Form: Rhyme