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Stroke
by Ronald W. Hull

Thursday, March 10, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Bookcover for Stroke of the Pen © Samuel Hazo, University of Notre Dame Press

Wordplay – My mother recently had two small strokes and is recovering



At the stroke of midnight,
the lies came out to roost.
The flies, they were loosed,
and there was no time for truce.

With his mighty sword of silver,
he stroke one mighty blow,
and severed the head of justice,
and brought it down to low.

The stroke, it wasn't serious,
affecting just the right hand.
The second was more furious,
burying his eye in the sand.

She stroked his head with laughter,
and filled her eyes with cheer.
Her gentleness precedes her,
throughout the waning year.

Like a flash of lightning,
the stroke brought him down.
At once a man of stature,
and an imbecilic drooling clown.

A single stroke of pen,
has cleaved these words to page.
It might as well be stone,
electronically to last an age.

Copyright 2011 © Ronald W. Hull

3/9/11

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Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 3/13/2011
I'm so sorry about your Mom, hope she recovers fully and fast Ron. A very clever poem.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/12/2011
Sorry your mother had to go through this. Hope she recovers fully!Fine writing, Ron!

Love ,
Eileen
Reviewed by Michael Guy 3/11/2011
I'm glad it wasn't serious; you're lucky you still have your mother, she sounds strong. Hope she recovers fully. And you're strong too...
later, mike
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 3/11/2011
Oh my ..I will pray for her sweet man..stay safe and well..Hugss,much love to you always...
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/10/2011
So apt, timely, and meaningful, Ron; certainly food for thought. I am happy that your mom is doing better. Love and best wishes to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Chessly Nesci 3/10/2011
Hi Ron, It is difficult to see your loved one go through a stroke. My father had a few himself. Prayers go out to your mom for a full recovery. Love, and peace always! ~Chessly
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 3/10/2011
Heartfelt with true life reflections, sparkling in cleverness and style!
What a brave exploration of suffering.
Blessings,
Christine
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 3/10/2011
Glad she is on the mend! We can certainly be humbled when our moms get into trouble. Patrick
Reviewed by Jon Willey 3/10/2011
Ron, I hope your mom is already on the mend and recovering rapidly. Your clever pen has chalked up another great poem. You will never have egg in your face with works like this one. I bid you love and peace my dear friend. Jon Michael
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 3/10/2011
Hope your mom recovers quickly & with one stroke of your talented pen, you have made your feelings well known herein...(mid-week, an unusual day for you to post ;-) Ed
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