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Surgical Poems

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Premium Member HAIKU POISE 1

Discern choice anew
Curb contagious flair;
Bear home isolation


Deadly disease strain
Global pandemic;
Lockdowns, lockout


Chaotic uncertainty
Disruptions everywhere;
Normalcy devastated


Fear strangles
Panic erupts;
Empty shop shelves


Coronavirus outbreak
Pneumonia strangles;
A deadly frontier


Social distancing
Sea of surgical masks;
Fear hounds panic


Bad news anchors
Tragedy gains currency;
Death and suffering


Dire consequences
Desperate circumstances;
Coronavirus apathy!


Be humble yet
Pray for...Read More
Categories: surgical, fear,
Form: Haiku


Till I discovered me
I was a lab-rat in our home
Your surgical blade left prints 
of your brutality on my fragile skin 
My body like a dancehall knew different beats.
Beat of slaps that put out the 
light in my eyes, of...Read More
Categories: surgical, abuse, anti bullying, family, love hurts,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member liar

a surgical mask

to catch pandemic screams

     false face smiles and nods

...Read More
Categories: surgical, angst, life,
Form: Senryu
Premium Member Villanelle: Alright Guys: Heave and Ho And let it go
Villanelle: Alright guys: Heave and Ho! And let it go

(Confinement to one’s home though fines during « outings" add to revenue, private companies take orders from far-flung lands for masks, gloves and ventilators and protective surgical equipment when the Chinese...Read More
Categories: surgical, 12th grade, humor, international, people, political, power,
Form: Villanelle
A Few Words About Vanity

Ageing, sooner or later betrays us
and vanity, supposedly, saves us.
Men, less so, but women especially,
fall prey to its superficiality
with measures used no better than
the least skilled mortician,
and the end results are about
as good as any corpse laid out.
It’s all but...Read More
Categories: surgical, age, humor,
Form: Light Verse

I’m in the blood, running through your veins,
Taken for granted, but there just the same,
The fabric that holds all things together,
From the genesis of our cosmos, I came. 

Without me the world, would fall to pieces 
Universe itself, could provide...Read More
Categories: surgical, creation, deep, god, humanity, meaningful, science, universe,
Form: Rhyme
Real heroes...sacrifice their lives...
Giving protection and peace in our hives..
Secular country,lost wealth of 42 warriors...
Leaving their families with heavy heart,
Almighty showers blessing in heaven.
Devastation of silent Pulwama with violence,
Changed Valentine day to black day...
Brought lump in our throat no way..
Bloods...Read More
Categories: surgical, prayer,
Form: ABC
For three hundred thousand, of five billion years,
A fact never challenged by science or fears;
Upright Homo-Sapiens, embodied two genders,
Each body clearly favoring, the other body’s splendor.

But alas as we humans, have improved and evolved,
We decided old constructs, should now be...Read More
Categories: surgical, america, boy, education, gender, girl, men, woman,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Unbelievably great contest entry for Brenda Chiri's Photo Contest

(Photo of the Two Lovers is available on contest site),

As any physical therapist worth his salt will tell you
   These two wannabee lovers are inviting...Read More
Categories: surgical, anger, assonance, how i feel, jealousy, lost
Form: Free verse
Premium Member In Memory Of Jacque Fresco
At the age of 13 he experienced the great depression,
and that event helped shape his social conscience.
Even as a child he could clearly see all of the resources were still available,
but people didn't have money, purchasing power to put food...Read More
Categories: surgical, dedication,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Cold-blooded business
You cut my heart out

  A surgical procedure

      ~ Never recovered...Read More
Categories: surgical, break up, business, heart, pain,
Form: Senryu
Northwestern Sunshine
Northern sunshine spotlit arm
Shoulder covered, summer fabric
Vogue presented picture

Paper thin skin: soft, precious
Veins, arteries proudly displayed
Rivers that fill oceans

Hands enduringly closed
Phalanges bent awry
Nimble surgical instrument
...Read More
Categories: surgical, beautiful, beauty, body,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Suspended Sentence
Your chocolate teeth will be rotting you little cheeky devil

But I’ll take this mischievous ‘treat’ to a much higher level

Spike the candy bars with castor oil and laxative suspension

You’ll wish the loo was closer and for a surgical bowel extension

We’re...Read More
Categories: surgical, childhood,
Form: Rhyme

      I write poetry
   of minimalist essence
   surgical metrics...Read More
Categories: surgical, allusion, analogy, metaphor, poetry,
Form: Haiku
Cold hands of the doctor in gloves and mask
lay her on the hard surgical metal table.
A numb sensation travels down arm to wrist.
Sedation spreads to an EGREGIOUS sin. 
Breathing deep through monitored heart rate
eyelids weigh down in heavy haze.
Frills of...Read More
Categories: surgical, abortion, emotions, lost love, memory,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member FOR MY SISTER, ROSE
I turn back pages of memories,
I see the faces of mom and thee,
She plays the uke and its melodies,
Both sing along, harmoniously,

Shakespeare knew of thee, called out your name,
Verbatim in detail, all the same,
'Twas not planned, 'tis mom who laid...Read More
Categories: surgical, angel, beautiful, death, family, heaven, sad, sister,
Form: Elegy

                A covert operation
              named surgical strike
     ...Read More
Categories: surgical, courage,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Three Sonnets Inspired By My Reigning Ex
            Warmly dedicated to SMJ

      Three Sonnets Inspired by my
              ...Read More
Categories: surgical, girlfriend,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member breath of life
when the flow is low
and you have no go
with only a pint of air
and no energy to spare
that’s no county fair

filling up with daily meds
daily weight wearing Teds
puffing uphill doesn’t fit the bill
surgical scars from going thru the mill
getting frequent...Read More
Categories: surgical, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
a misunderstood series of ten heartaches
seems like ten
i had nine million thoughts of you
8,999,999,000 of them were daggers to my heart
the one thought that i held on to was recycled and turned into a message from God
it took me 3,650 days to realize that quality...Read More
Categories: surgical, heartbreak,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Cancer Was the Match
Cancer Was the Match, 
That Set My Fields on Fire
Written: by Tom Wright

The path in life that I formerly pursued,
Whether aptly marked or vegetated trail;
Found most days all too frequently skewed,
So I sought God’s face to help me prevail.

For...Read More
Categories: surgical, cancer, jesus,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Her body
This body I’m in is not my real body, 
I’ve not seen this body before,
I miss my old body, my reliable self, 
I want my old body restored,

These cheeks are not soft, they’re stiff and rigid, 
My smile floats off...Read More
Categories: surgical, anxiety, beautiful, beauty, depression, mental illness,
Form: Quatrain
He Hated Her

When he was born,
the doctor said
the baby was a girl

And as he grew up,
the tomboys schoolyard teased,
she could really take a punch

Then when he reached adolescent age,
the hormonal rage of estrogen 
really started kicking in

He got so much testosterone frustration,
because...Read More
Categories: surgical, anger, angst, body, depression, gender,
Form: Dramatic Verse
A Nihilistic Pen
A crude tool, 
scraped out of the corpses of the animate.
Smooth frame, end weighted yet a hollow core.
With surgical precision
rugged strokes of intent forms beings abound.
Drowned by the tidal wave of compulsion
and espoused with approximation.
It’s function will be debased,
with the...Read More
Categories: surgical, analogy, destiny, humanity, life, philosophy,
Form: I do not know?
Synthetic Sack of Sorrows

Why must you boudoir bring me an empty bag full of fake?
Pinocchio emotions: wooden soul mannequin real
Your impulses beat a synthetic heart mood — 
artificial aorta stimulation ~ false erotic excitation

Making it so hard to pump up contrived passion,
when I’m...Read More
Categories: surgical, allusion, character, emotions, perspective,
Form: Dramatic Monologue