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The Surgeon

Hands scrubbed
Face masked
Skin pale
Scalpel sharp
.
One deep breathe
Calm the nerves
Steady the hand
Follow the curves
.
Slow moving scalpel
Clammy skin
Thick line of red
Bubbles from within
.
Hands of steel
No ordinary man
One life to save
If he can
.
Waiting for word
Children and spouse
The hours so endless
No episode of House
.
Complete the surgery
No moral concerns
An ethical practice
In modern terms

Surgery now over
Another life saved
Years of training
Repaid each day

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Comments

  • pix83
    pix83almost 5 years ago

    Awesome! A surgeon and her team saved my life last year, so this piece speaks to me on a very personal level.

  • I’m glad you enjoyed and so happy that it speaks to you – Tony

    – Tony Mutton

  • wrongway
    wrongwayalmost 5 years ago

    your surgeon is much more gentle than mine

  • he was having a good day

    – Tony Mutton

  • Yvonne Churchley
    Yvonne Churchleyalmost 5 years ago

    A good flowing write and tribute to an all important profession :)

  • thank you…Tony

    – Tony Mutton

  • kathibook
    kathibookover 4 years ago

    Really nice piece of writing! Thanks for the share. Wish my surgeon had those skills! lol The poem flows really nicely without falling into a predicable rhyming pattern. Great job!!

  • thank you so much…Tony

    – Tony Mutton

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