Boot+Kitty=Poetry in motion
The surgeon wrote in dashing terms that swept one's breath away,
Writing flowing similes, always knowing what to say.
He loosed his romantic arrows and they always hit their mark,
Leaving dew upon each lady's lip, and longing in her heart.
He wrote of beauty and devotion, of neverending need,
And faithfulness to each as true as any heart could bleed.
And with each line he scripted there with his surgeon's hand,
He wooed another lonely woman into his promised land.
He was a vicarious lover, for he was always virtually there,
Generous to a fault with whomever he could share.
Lending words of comfort, making promises he couldn't keep,
Hurting her more than ever before; because she'd fallen deep.
With each new heart that pledged itself to give love another chance,
He quickly took up the passionate rhythm and joined her in their dance.
She'd forget the pain that tore at her and pour out her very soul,
To the surgeon with healing words that were meant but to console.
But as each fell even deeper in love and he realized what he'd done,
He'd find himself trapped again by what they had become.
He, the surgeon, prescribing words to make her feel whole again,
She, the broken, in more pain from his thoughtless pen.
He thought the words, "I love you," could mend her broken heart,
And ease the woman through her pain to help her life restart.
He thought he could remain aloof while healing with his words,
All the pain and loneliness from the anguished cries he heard.
The need to help the helpless woman runs deep within man's genes,
Protecting her an overpowering end that justifies the means.
But what many men don't realize is that the cure can be the disease,
That mortally inflicts pain with words meant to soothe and please.
So, select your words carefully all you men with gifted pen,
Don't let your edge cut out the heart with careless misintent.
For where your scalpel means to heal, every word may leave a scar,
And thereby kill the dreams she holds within her tender heart.
[This message has been edited by LngJhnAg (edited 08-22-2000).]