Martin O'Neill

Rookie - 4 Points (20-06-1958 / Solihull, Birmingham, England)

Complications


Her world softly, silently
Implodes, as the import of
The doctor's words, delivered in
Quietly apologetic tones, echoes
Down the thousand mile
Corridor that has opened
In her breast. Images of
Wedding day dances and
Cinema trips, holidays by
The sea and the time they
Got caught in a cloudburst
While walking in the hills.
A nurse hovers in the
Background, holding a board
For the doctor to sign
As all around, unheard, the hospital
Hums, buzzes and clatters
Unknowing and busy while
She falls forever.

Submitted: Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Form:


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Complications by Martin O'Neill )

Read all 5 comments »

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  3. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  6. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  7. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  8. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
[Hata Bildir]