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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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  • 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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