John Westlake

Gold Star - 21,996 Points (Crawley)

196.. - Poem by John Westlake

Most of the people I know
have seen at least one superhero movie
many are jealous of the powers
wielded by each of the characters
and dearly wish for such abilities themselves

Some want x ray vision to spy on their enemies
a few wanted super strength to beat up bullies
others want invisibility so they can spy on their friends
more than half wanted the power of flight to save themselves from long walks
but when they came to ask me
I had a different response

I want the power of healing
the ability to cure others and myself
of any and all possible aliments
from broken bones to the worst of diseases

I have a bud suffering from cancer
she'd be the first on my list
not just because she is my friend
but because I want her wish to come true

Other people would soon follow
I would rid the world of all health problems
my personal feelings would not come into it
if they needed healing I'd help

To me healing is important
not just physically
but mentally and spiritually also
right now there is much healing to do
but one of the best medicines we have is love

Topic(s) of this poem: life

Poet's Notes about The Poem

The person mentioned in the forth stanza is a dear friend of mine who has been denied the treatments she needs. All she wants is to have the decision about her life lengthening drugs overturned so she can see her kids grow up. Please visit http: // and sign the petition. If you are ever in her position you'd understand.

Comments about 196.. by John Westlake

  • Bri Edwards (4/3/2015 6:50:00 PM)

    P. i know i sent a comment on this, DIDN'T I? great rendering of your feelings. i would definitely want you on my side if i were sick or even a little depressed. you are a good example for others to follow.

    have a craze as day. i'm looking at your poem again (in Brian Johnston's ACPC challenge poem for March) ...
    How Would I Describe Me. IT IS a marvelous poem. thanks for making it available to us all.
    bri :) . .......
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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