The Lights Of The O.R. Poem by Kurt Philip Behm

The Lights Of The O.R.

Rating: 4.7


Dodging a bullet,
the PET Scan loomed large…
results both good and bad

"Nothing today
to worry about, "
but tomorrow left unclad

The moment secure,
the future unsure…
prognosis under siege

The lights of the O.R.
calling his name
—with hope the last reprieve

(University Of Pennsylvania: September,2020)

Thursday, September 10, 2020
Topic(s) of this poem: health
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Terry Craddock 11 September 2020

loved the clever word play, especially stanzas 2 & 3

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Terry Craddock 13 September 2020

When The Lights Of The O.R Were Myth the lights of the O.R had no power to lure me the lights of the O.R had no power to find me the lights of the O.R had no power to tame me the lights of the O.R had no power to catch me Inspired by the poem 'The Lights Of The O.R.' by the poet Kurt Philip Behm. Dedicated to the poet Kurt Philip Behm.

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Evelyn Morianos 03 February 2022

Excellent. 'Hope deferred makes a heart sick.'

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Terry Craddock 13 September 2020

The 'Lights Of O.R Operating Room Lurk Spectral Around Corner' is the complete original version of the split images 'When The Lights Of The O.R Were Myth', 'Summer Days Long Endless', 'Fleet Days Time Stolen' and 'Youth Death Knell Time Is Not Endless'; which were stanzas written as age life transition contrasts to the main theme. All were dedicated to the poet Kurt Philip Behm.

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Terry Craddock 13 September 2020

Youth Death Knell Time Is Not Endless time is not endless youth is easily time tamed banished summer days long endless in running free sun banished lengthening stride fast-paced walking into light banished suddenly lights of the O.R are not powerless nor banished Inspired by the poem 'The Lights Of The O.R.' by the poet Kurt Philip Behm. Dedicated to the poet Kurt Philip Behm.

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Terry Craddock 13 September 2020

Fleet Days Time Stolen fleet days passed time stolen sleet unnoticed in the light flashing thin day cards blurred in shuffled cards spotlight games shift into poker player plays education career plight uneducated hands may loose bet in hedged bet salary fight Inspired by the poem 'The Lights Of The O.R.' by the poet Kurt Philip Behm. Dedicated to the poet Kurt Philip Behm.

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Terry Craddock 13 September 2020

Summer Days Long Endless summer days were long endless in running free sun growing in lengthening stride we reached for bright sun wind in hair at our back days passed endless in youth sun time was limitless nothing was hard enough in eternal sun Inspired by the poem 'The Lights Of The O.R.' by the poet Kurt Philip Behm. Dedicated to the poet Kurt Philip Behm.

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