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Minor Surgery
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By Quentin Clingerman
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Minor Surgery


Glaring light above

Skillful hands work adroitly above my face

Glisteniing scalpel moves like magic

No feeling, but I am wide awake

Injection of anesthisea painful

OUCH!  Ohhhhhhhhhhhh!

Read while removed tissue was analyzed

More cutting

Waiting for closing of wound

Cup of hot tea refreshing

More anesthisea. Oh no!

More cutting

White sutures move through the air above my face

Green sutures follow, closing the wound

"Your clear of the cancer. Follow instructions"

"Thank you, Doctor."

Thank the Lord it is over.

Healing grace takes time.

Resting in God, my Savior and Lord!


Oh, yes, finished that delicious cup of tea!


Minor Surgery (c)2016  Quentin Clingerman

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Submitted: Saturday, January 30, 2016

Last Updated: Saturday, January 30, 2016

About the Poet
I am a retired educator. Now 85 years of age. I live in Maryland. I am the father of three ladies and thirteen grandchildren. Four grandchildren now married. I have two great grandsons, Koi Jon and Quinn Manu and a great granddaughter,Sephira Jade. Poems are an expression of how I think and feel. Variety in either case! I am the founder of WordChimes.com WC originated in February, 2000.

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