Outpatient (Triolet, Balladeer's class)

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    This is based on an extremely haunting personal experience. It has taken years before I could find a way to write about these events and exorcise those demons. I was supposed to be awake for the procedure but was assured repeatedly that I would not feel a thing... The procedure ended up failing on all accounts and I was rushed to the emergency room. Other than still having the same problem I initially went in for, everything is much improved now. The repercussions of the botched surgery were short-lived. I still have struggles daily with my condition, but have learned volumes about life in general from experiences such as these.

    Outpatient (Triolet, Balladeer's class)

    It was supposed to be a simple surgery,

    When suddenly my body screamed in anguished cries...

    The numbing agents seemed so powerless to me.

    It was supposed to be a simple surgery.

    My inner scars will be the vivid memories.

    "BP's are dropping, thirty-six and twenty-eight!"

    It was supposed to be a simple surgery,

    When suddenly my body screamed in anguished cries...

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    QueenotheKnight commented on Outpatient (Triolet, Balladeer's class)

    05-20-2010

    Wow~ That's really disturbing and I imagine that it would leave persistent feelings afterward~ Thanks for sharing with us =)

    simoneaugustus

    05/22/2010

    Thank you for taking the time to read. It was quite an experience.

    ginga commented on Outpatient (Triolet, Balladeer's class)

    05-20-2010

    simone, A revealing and alarming situation written in its few lines gives power and drama to this dynamic poem. ginga

    simoneaugustus

    05/22/2010

    This is high praise, indeed, coming from you, ginga. Thank you for the beautiful comments.

    Troy commented on Outpatient (Triolet, Balladeer's class)

    05-17-2010

    The Demons are gone and only the mind lingers . lovly poem and i am very glad you shared it

    simoneaugustus

    05/17/2010

    Thank you so much, Troy!

    Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.

    Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) U.S. poet.

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