Walter de la Mare
Kent / England
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Bones

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Said Mr. Smith, “I really cannot
Tell you, Dr. Jones—
The most peculiar pain I’m in—
I think it’s in my bones.”

Said Dr. Jones, “Oh, Mr. Smith,
That’s nothing. Without doubt
We have a simple cure for that;
It is to take them out.”
He laid forthwith poor Mr. Smith
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Michael Ordia 09 July 2018
Wonderful and entertaining poem
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Lungelo S Mbuyazi 09 July 2018
A nice write here...so nice to read as well
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Glen Kappy 09 July 2018
i wonder what brought this to the mind of mr. de la mare. smith's bones gone, i more expected him to flow rather than walk from the surgery—more like a puddle, no? -gk
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Adrian Flett 09 July 2018
Fun in rhyme and rhythm
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Dr Antony Theodore 09 July 2018
Pain inside the bones, unbearable.. tony
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Edward Kofi Louis 09 July 2018
He slowly moved away! Thanks for sharing.
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Mahtab Bangalee 09 July 2018
We have a simple cure for that; It is to take them out.” ...... And wished him a good-day; And with his parcel ‘neath his arm He slowly moved away. ironically crafted! ! ! not sure I'm!
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Bernard F. Asuncion 09 July 2018
Such a great poem by Walter de la Mare??????
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Sylvia Frances Chan 09 July 2018
TWO: A most suitable choice of Poem Hunter Org. to choose this Classic Poem as Poem Of The Day. Congratulations! Myriad of 10's for the vote! Also my Congratulations for the Poet's descendants. GBU All.
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Sylvia Frances Chan 09 July 2018
ONE: Again such a Best Choice of Poem Hunter Org. for this CPOTD. I am smiling in silence while reading this utmost perfect poem. He created a slightly ruder tone than Service did, but perfect for the tone in his poem. Very ironic.Keep smiling keeps one young, isn't it? He has reached a very old age for poets of his era.
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