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Hospital Beds
by Su-Ling Wong

Sunday, April 19, 2009
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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Hospital Beds

Once the white lights dizzy your eyes
illuminating a porcelain doll face –
broken,
The limbs forget how to live,
just as you forget to breathe on your own.

Wheeled away, incapable-
Shoved in the panic of the waiting room
with all the dying
and faces spinning like your childhood top off a broken sidewalk.

Same ghosts.

Name gets called with an identity as good as a number,
another face to be dragged onto what was once his slumbering place.

Same daze.

The steel forces its way inside, like a raped appendage.
Draining me,
filling me up with new drugs.
That is the way He always talked about a remedy.

Muffled voices
and the rushing of a card game
with strangers behind curtains.

I ask Him “Did he die here?”,
with a parched throat.

But what I really mean is, will I die here too?
 

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Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 4/24/2009
Great poem,take care

Edwin
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/19/2009
"The steel forces its way inside, like a raped appendage"

Great and totally different description of a medical needle...good thoughts, well put down, good posting...Ed
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/19/2009
This one rings so true - having been on both sides of the chart, I remember and shiver - well done, Su-Ling.

Welcome to AD, you're among friends.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Phillip William Allen 4/19/2009
A pen with many different views to consider, and everyone grasps ones mind. Thanks for sharing
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