Post more comments

Stan Petrovich

(10/27/1950 / Fort Riley, KS)

Life Wth Death


Following. Don't you dare shoot that dog
or eat your horse.
I don't care if you're starving.
So be it.
We all starve- -of love, of hate
of tempestuous ills alike.
Then we all die transported
into what we cannot fathom.

I see tiny cells attracting
& repulsing; they know not why,
except they want to keep up
the mindless struggle
against their strange mates,
who, in turn, want to relish them,
destroy their taciturn little existence.

In my head an unvanquished foe
grew. Peptostreptococcus;
it had a medical nomenclature.
Antibiotics were none but a thrill for it,
burrowing bubbles.
Doctor Pitt, he of the booming & healthy voice
operated, the puss squirting out across the room;
and retired. He must be dead,
his brain a mere rot.
But he saved me twice;
my head was large as a watermelon,
my eyes shut tight.

All living things will one day
say 'goodnight.'

Submitted: Thursday, January 09, 2014
Edited: Monday, January 13, 2014

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

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 (Life Wth Death by Stan Petrovich )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Gauguin's Red, Deborah DeNicola
  2. Coffee After Dark, Michael Mira
  3. The Tree at Casa Cara, Deborah DeNicola
  4. Shattered Glass Windows, Michael Mira
  5. Lioness, Deborah DeNicola
  6. "...in his car seat", Jeff Gangwer
  7. not a poem, Praveen chaudhary
  8. Loving Mark Strand, Deborah DeNicola
  9. People should, hasmukh amathalal
  10. The Tool That Carries, Barbara Fleury

Poem of the Day

poet Sara Teasdale

"Oh Day of Fire and Sun"
by Sara Teasdale

Oh day of fire and sun,
Pure as a naked flame,
Blue sea, blue sky and dun
Sands where he spoke my name;

Laughter and hearts so high
That the spirit flew off free,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Henry Lawson

After All
by Henry Lawson

 

Member Poem

Rough Life
by Jacob Guinn

[Hata Bildir]