John Sensele

Gold Star - 36,854 Points (12.09.1953 / Ndola, Zambia)

Bacteria And Viruses Feed On Our Foolishness - Poem by John Sensele

Indecision and weakness, selfishness and recklessness
Invade our personalities and sap from our souls stamina
When fleas, lice and bedbugs feed on our foolishness
Panel beating us flat and horizontal into the lamina

Mosquitoes, leeches, bacteria, plasmodia and viruses our bodies incapacitate
Leaving our mangy bodies vulnerable
As though we inadvertently chose to precipitate
Crises and conundrums that disable

Our broken bodies
Blowing them first left next right
When high energy eddies
Steal and peel our birthright

When fellow sinners despite their burdens
Join us in solidarity
As we fumble, grumble and stumble in the sorrow gardens
Where hypocrites look down on the majority

Communicate without speaking
Wincing at the sorrows they wish they knew
Quitting from burdens of life and quaking
Would render us inferior to the shrew

Who despite her smaller size put up a brave show
To grant us comfort and support
As we dodge the low blow
Fate strikes in a determined effort us from life to export and deport.

Topic(s) of this poem: poems

Form: Free Verse


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 17, 2018

Poem Edited: Thursday, May 17, 2018


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