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The disease (For Nurse Nan)

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RobertB
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0 posted 11-14-1999 06:10 PM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for RobertB

The Poet’s Disease


In a jungle far from me
simian hosts carried
a strain about to mutate
thus ruining
some poor bard’s excursion
not to mention my life!

Iambic Pentameter
they call it now..
after who or what
I have not the slightest….
a thread virus under the ‘scope
five iambic feet long
causing sweats and an aching back
with excruciating headaches
from compulsive syllable counting
in a feverish state of mind
while riding
the last quatrain in a theme
that leads to nowhere.

I have this disease presently it seems
seeing life in metered segments …
where all used to be unimpeded
existence is now
a-b-a-b/c-d-c-d/e-f-e-f/g-g.


The end is close.
Nurse Nan….please
Morphine more morphine

Gasp….sputter….gag

:-Ž


RB


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if you can dream; you can fly...if you are flying; you are dreaming.
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Munda
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1 posted 11-14-1999 06:17 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Robert !!! LOL....LOL....LOL !!!
RobertB
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2 posted 11-14-1999 06:20 PM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RobertB

sheesh...I posted this as my alter ego last night and very few read it!!!! POOH

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Marilyn
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Robert....didn't read it last night...I was busy chatting and creating. Read it today though...I also struggle with iambic anymeter...lmao.
Martie
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4 posted 11-14-1999 07:28 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

This was so great Robert--signed up for the class myself but was sick before I even started. Give me the freedom of verse--no curse, to tell the thoughtful ramblings of this so-called poet. Sorry Nan.
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5 posted 11-14-1999 07:35 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Aahhah! Your cover has been blown to bits, Taz! Now you have to come up with something else! hehehehehehe! And I still say it's cute!

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Denise

RobertB
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6 posted 11-14-1999 07:49 PM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RobertB

LOL!!!!!!!!

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Nan
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I think this man is Justin Sayne....

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