Dónall Dempsey

Veteran Poet - 1,356 Points (15/07/56 / Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare, Eire.)

' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Sufferer Of The Stone(For Scareltt) - Poem by Dónall Dempsey

Not many people
know that

Benjamin Franklin, he
famous for his almanac

& the tamer
of electricity

had to stand
upon his head

in order to pee.

He discovered that
in this position he

could void
his bladder

thus dislodging
the bladder stone

blocking his
urethral opening

that caused him so to moan
he being one of those among many

' a sufferer
of the stone! '

He thus (necessity being the mother
& all that) invented

a better catheter

in order to draw off
his own water.

This contribution
to the betterment of all things human

he valued
more highly

than the mere
harnessing of

electricity.


Comments about ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Sufferer Of The Stone(For Scareltt) by Dónall Dempsey

  • (1/31/2010 12:52:00 PM)


    hahaha thats amazing, great history lesson (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 31, 2010

Poem Edited: Sunday, February 7, 2010


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