Lynn W. Petty

Gold Star - 5,040 Points (3/29/28 / Newport Beach, California)

Lynn W. Petty Poems

121. His Crossing 1/16/2016
122. The Dark Side Of Love 1/4/2016
123. Beauty 1/8/2016
124. Thinking 1/8/2016
125. A Friend 1/8/2016
126. Carrion 1/6/2016
127. Tiger Time 1/7/2016
128. Creativity 1/7/2016
129. The Wheel Of Recurrence 12/26/2015
130. My Bookcase 1/2/2016
131. What's That You Say? 12/18/2015
132. Frustration Personified This Thing Called Golf 12/19/2015
133. Is There A Greater Fear? 12/21/2015
134. So Long Ago 1/9/2016
135. The Tea Cup Mystery 1/9/2016
136. You Ask? 1/15/2016
137. How Beautiful Is Woman Full With Child 1/20/2016
138. A Sign 2/5/2016
139. My Privileges In Life 4/11/2016
140. My Wife, In Love And Caring 1/27/2016
141. The Dark Of My Remembrances 9/11/2016
142. A Strong Weaving 1/14/2016
143. Is The Doctor In? 12/20/2015
144. The Bridal Chamber Of Thought 12/18/2015
145. The Honeymoon 1/24/2016
146. A Father 1/26/2016
147. What Would I Say? 2/23/2016
148. Within My Heart 1/15/2016
149. Creation 12/19/2015
150. A Question Of My Own Mortality 1/22/2016
Best Poem of Lynn W. Petty

A Question Of My Own Mortality

Time seemed interminable.
A curious and inexplicable apprehension came over me,
As I sat in an elderly care home waiting to visit a friend.
The atmosphere was heavy with quiet confusion.
People wandered about searching and shifting in a
Sort of stolid acquiescence. Their lives recalled as flashes in memory, projecting film images on their thick, gray screen of dementia.
Across from me sat an elderly gentleman whose gaze was a glassy
Expression of inattention. I could see the declinations of his skull
Beneath his facial features. A victim of the grievous ...

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Is The Doctor In?

For Dr. Granzella, The Last of The Few,
Who refused to succumb to the corporate
Dictum of "Profit before the patient.'

What happened to our world of medicine?
What happened to that miracle of trust,
That wonderful relationship between
Oneself and one's own doctor? One's belief
That cure commenced upon the doctor's touch,

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