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by Patrick A Granfors
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
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I pulled this off the ABC News wire this morning. True story of a guy in Brewster Mass getting the results of a lung cancer biopsy. My dad died of lung cancer in 2005 so I couldn't resist.

Our dear Mr. Svensen

We don’t know what to say

This is your 10th day here in ICU

With chronic symptoms on display


We know you smoked for 60 years

You’re here looking for an answer

Fatigue and coughing with no appetite

Usually points to cancer


So now we’re here to tell you

Your biopsy came back clean

Instead of finding gooey brown

We pulled out something green


You inhaled a bit of dinner

A little while ago

You must have a true green lung

You managed to get a pea to grow


It sprouted deep in your left lobe

A small pea affecting you chronically

We suggest you try another way

Rather than grow yours hydroponically


In the meantime mind your P’s & Q’s

And if you don’t mind a bunch

We’re going to have a nurse supervise

While you eat your peas for lunch



Copyright 2010 Patrick Granfors





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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/14/2010
I heard about that, Patrick; and you've done a masterful job in your usual witty way sprinkled with humor. Thank you. Love and peace,

Reviewed by Ronald Hull 8/13/2010
Heeelarious! You have a flair for irony.

Reviewed by David Maclellan 8/13/2010
HAha, very clever rhyming Patrick. We're a little behind here in Oz, but I can vouch for your story, I actually saw it on our news tonight! Low and come up with this gem.

Keeping an eye on my P's & Q's
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 8/12/2010
What a story!! Well put together, Patrick! Chuckle........

Reviewed by Mr. Ed 8/12/2010
Now this is quite a story.
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 8/11/2010
Very funny write Patrick!

Yuch, so I don't care for peas. But I like the little violet flowers that come along with them ~
I've never had a ciggy, and I never want one. Yuch.
Peace and Peas,
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 8/11/2010
truth is always stranger than fiction.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 8/11/2010
I wish I could grow "something" green inside, then I wouldn't have to buy it or smoke it, it could just ooze its buzzness into me from the inside out...;-)e
Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 8/11/2010
Truth truly is so much stranger than fiction. Smokers! People that smoke, adults that smoke knowing full well what may/can happen and yet...? How many AD members still smoke, and yet...? What a great poem, Patrick, my friend.
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 8/11/2010
Policing the perimeters of an invasive cult of peas in a pod pea brains soon to be mulch for the veggie garden.

Reviewed by Dayvid Graybill 8/11/2010
Haha...Truth is stranger is just strange! Good write Patrick.

Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/11/2010
my goodness! Isn't that the strangest thing? is this for real,Patrick?;-) with you I can't be sure;-)Great write!etw
Reviewed by Paul Berube 8/11/2010
WOW! True story? Either way, great write, Patrick.
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