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Charlatans Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormFormCategories  
Trapped Within Kurt Philip Behm Rhyme Rhyme charlatans, god,
Premium Member Poem Hypocrites And Charlatans Emile Pinet Verse Verse charlatans, 10th grade, angst, children,
Pool JG Collins Prose Poetry Prose Poetry charlatans, art,
The Dark Truth Kurt Philip Behm Rhyme Rhyme charlatans, truth,
My lackadaisical muse Abdul Malik Free verse Free verse charlatans, inspiration, muse,
The Corruption, Part I David Welch Rhyme Rhyme charlatans, dark, how i feel,
Cradle JG Collins Prose Poetry Prose Poetry charlatans, art,
Premium Member Poem Ghosthunters And Spiritualists Gary Smith Couplet Couplet charlatans, god, loss, love,
Truth Kelly Hitchcock Rhyme Rhyme charlatans, allegory, hope, inspiration, inspirational,
The Raptor's Eye Kurt Philip Behm Rhyme Rhyme charlatans, truth,
Premium Member Poem Just Another Foulmouthed Saint John lawless Free verse Free verse charlatans, age, dad, grandfather, wisdom,
If I decide To Write Joe DiMino Free verse Free verse charlatans, allegory, analogy, humor, hyperbole,
I Will Repay Ronnie Enoch Free verse Free verse charlatans, spiritual,
Smile But Keith Murphy Political Verse Political Verse charlatans, destiny, future, political, repetition,
Old School Keith O.J. Hunt Light Verse Light Verse charlatans, art,
The Charlatans Abdul Malik Rhyme Rhyme charlatans, crazy, desire,
Moth Wings Walter Alter Free verse Free verse charlatans, how i feel,
Brugge jan oskar hansen Blank verse Blank verse charlatans, boat,
A Life Worth Living JG Collins Prose Poetry Prose Poetry charlatans, art,
DAEDALUS Jerome Malenfant Dramatic monologue Dramatic monologue charlatans, myth,
Premium Member Poem The Creature Edmund Siejka Narrative Narrative charlatans, life,
Inverted Values Jeremy Michael Sonnet Sonnet charlatans, love, violence,
Premium Member Poem The Ballad of Poor Henrietta Andrew Jung Ballad Ballad charlatans, health, science,
Premium Member Poem SELF INFLICTED - for contest John lawless Verse Verse charlatans, abuse, power, religion,
Chaos Mind Alan Schiff Free verse Free verse charlatans, corruption, dark, death, evil,
Rites and Wrongs Randy Curry Didactic Didactic charlatans, abuse,
he looks like jesus andrew delapruch Free verse Free verse charlatans, life,
forgotten attacks andrew delapruch Free verse Free verse charlatans, life,
options andrew delapruch Free verse Free verse charlatans, life,
issues over personalities andrew delapruch Free verse Free verse charlatans, life,
THE LIFE OF A DRUNKEN WRITER Andrew Crisci Sonnet Sonnet charlatans, funny, social, work, write,
the marionette andrew delapruch Free verse Free verse charlatans, life,
RELIGON cyprian duruaku Rhyme Rhyme charlatans, religion,
The Truth About Psychics Elton Camp Rhyme Rhyme charlatans, visionary, truth,
the privately religious andrew delapruch Free verse Free verse charlatans, life,
Dreams Tony Lane Light Verse Light Verse charlatans, imagination, me,
the closet-clergy andrew delapruch Free verse Free verse charlatans, life, character, fear, may,
Africa awoh kingsley awoh Bio Bio charlatans, history,
Apocalypse Stephen Parker Rhyme Rhyme charlatans, angst, dedication, devotion, faith,
Essence of the Essenes Robert Pettit Rhyme Rhyme charlatans, philosophyme, time,
Nine Hundred Eighty Three cecil hickman Enclosed Rhyme Enclosed Rhyme charlatans, animals, death, life, loss,
Enlightenment Sebastian Valmont Iambic Pentameter Iambic Pentameter charlatans, love
monkeys (can use tools) teddy bare Rhyme Rhyme charlatans, animals, faith, funny, spiritual,
A Mother's Wrath Margeret Bailey Prose Poetry Prose Poetry charlatans, motherchildren, children,
Droolenophelia Martin Graham Free verse Free verse charlatans, art
Lourdes John Heck Free verse Free verse charlatans, devotion, faith,
False Tenets and Promises Albert Ahearn Sonnet Sonnet charlatans, confusion, fantasy, imaginationnature, nature,
Time will tell Adeleke Adeite Verse Verse charlatans, depression, inspirational, passion, political,
Premium Member Poem Yesterday's Beauty Joyce Johnson Verse Verse charlatans, imaginationsweet, sweet,
Shrapnel of Karma R.G. Inigo Imagism Imagism charlatans, adventure, anniversary, education, children,

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Charlatans Poem Example

The Ballad of Poor Henrietta

Dr. George Gey from Johns Hopkins Hospital
Was looking for cells that would be reproducible
Of their own accord for the benefit of medicine
And lo and behold one day found the perfect specimen
And how he acquired it didn't rattle his conscience
Because there weren't any rules then that governed the science
So he made them immortal or maybe God did that
Then he gave them to others who sold them for profit
And the cells multiplied and aided discovery
And they probably will help cure cancer one day

But where did they come from, the specimen's human?
Those cells were extracted from a mother, wife, woman
Poor Henrietta or maybe Loretta
Was a work-a-day lady who hailed from Virginia
She married her cousin and bore him five children
Then after the war steel work took them to Maryland 
One winter's day Hennie felt her womb knotted
"Hennie," said Day, "we should go to Johns Hopkins"
"Henrietta, you're pregnant but there's something else growing
And what's in your system for sure we're not knowing" 
So commencing the testing and treatment for cancers
But for all of the prodding came not any answers

At age thirty-one Henrietta died painful
And to her baby Deborah she'd be a guiding angel
So imagine her shock when she learned about HeLa
The cell line immortal that came from her mama
As reporters and charlatans flocked to their family
Some of them claimed they could gather owed money
But more than the money was the need to acknowledge
What their mother had given and pay her due homage

So bear with me now as I offer this paraphrase
Of the beautiful refrain that her headstone articulates:

In loving memory of phenomenal Hennie
A woman wife mother who touched the lives of many
Here lies HeLa her cells helping mankind eternally
As the Love forever to you from your family

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