Jonathan ROBIN

Rookie - 191 Points (22 September / London)

Bell's Palsy Xvi - To Test Frontiers - Poem by Jonathan ROBIN

Inertia catalyzes swift reaction
testing limits unbeknownst before,
experienced elsewhere, though, we ignore
discomforts which might hamper freedom, action.
Impervious to muscular contraction,
left eyelid, lip, unable are to draw
lines which smile, frown designed, while vision poor
interferes, and adds unsought distraction.
In health, free from nervous petrifaction
few seek out illness, won’t by choice explore
the options close to those that chance, gene flaw
or accident are trapped, lose speech, sight, traction.
Fresh emphasis on disabilities
should top the list of our priorities.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

(5 December 2007)

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 3, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, October 3, 2013


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