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Jonathan ROBIN

Rookie - 116 Points (22 September / London)

Bell's Palsy VII - Unwinking Wit


Who once dissolved defenses, insight deep,
now lies constrained, can't set smile's record straight,
remains in limbo, rhyming wait with weight,
while unresponsive muscles seek lost sleep.
Awake, asleep, dry eye must ever peep,
asleep, awake, lop-sided lips mouth late
and early struggle to articulate.
Paralysis struck swiftly, on guard keep
a wary eye while weary brain can't weep,
aware must wait while nerve link reprobate
plays tricks twixt life and Styx, active, probate.
Wit winks while eyelid left behind can't creep.
Two thirds recuperation prognosis
seems lot or little turning on Fate's kiss.

Submitted: Thursday, October 03, 2013
Edited: Thursday, October 03, 2013

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(4 December 2007)

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  • Gold Star - 19,264 Points Gajanan Mishra (10/3/2013 6:28:00 AM)

    insight deep, thanks, good write.
    Please read my poem'Family members' and vote.
    Link- www. poemhunter.com/contest-vote/family-members/ (Report) Reply

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