Juan Olivarez

Silver Star - 3,728 Points (september 12 / nyssa oregon)

Neem Trees - Poem by Juan Olivarez

The future of medicine?
miracle cures for every ailment,
known to man.
Possible cures for diabetes, hypertension,
maybe even cancer?
As usual modern science, and medicine,
falter in the stretch.
The mysticism, and ancient wisdom,
Of the far east wins again.
One tiny sliver of the very bitter bark,
used as a toothpick,
Kills all bacteria, in the mouth.
In India,
All parts are used and consumed.
The berries, the leaves, the bark, the new shoots.
Why are neem trees not on the cover of the,
journal of the american medical association?
neem trees have been used in the far east,
For over two thousand years.
The results are astounding and in some cases,
incredibly hard to believe.
neem trees, the future of medicine,
But only in the states.
Everybody else already knows.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

8/7/12 Alton Texas

Comments about Neem Trees by Juan Olivarez

  • (8/14/2012 8:33:00 PM)

    Amazing what we the people are and are not told. Good job Juan. (Report) Reply

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  • Valerie Dohren (8/8/2012 11:17:00 AM)

    Never heard of the neem tree, sounds wonderful if it works. Great write Juan. (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilson (8/8/2012 2:25:00 AM)

    So many unknown medical cures must be out there in this world, the neem tree, from your write seems to be one of them. if so, this poem can only help to bring notice to it. great work. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Poem Edited: Wednesday, August 8, 2012

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