This section will grow
As I get inspiration
To write more poetry
For some of my other poems, see www.PoemsByRich.com
With a mask on my nose, or a mask on my face...
With black straps and Velcro to hold it in place...
With tubes from the floor, tubes over my head...
With air hissing out from the vent by my bed...
With this strange contraption, what a sight I must be!
But breathing more deeply is better for me.
The headaches are gone, during the day I'm awake,
I'm eating much better at my lunchtime break.
Yes, it may look strange, and strange it may feel,
But this is not worn for its sex appeal.
The breath of life at night I am given.
My NIV system is a gift straight from heaven!
Anticipation causes anxiety.
Preparation removes fear.
Ignorance is only bliss
Until the inevitable arrives.
Written for What Doctors Can Do
These are a few short poems I wrote that Dr. Bach included in various sections of his latest book...
Headaches, fatigue, a little bit lazy...
Too much CO2 can make me feel crazy!
With the trach removed, I much better can breathe
The only cuff that remains I wear on my sleeve
With mask or with pillows, I breathe through my nose
And the hole in my throat is ready to close
Is it worth the investment?
Is it worthy of your time?
What's the value of this one life?
The Ballad of the In-Ex
The Battle by Jamys Moriarty
and the poetry section of www.LivingForToday.org
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