Chemotherapy

As near as I can figure it

Chemotherapy

Is a whole lot of little 'bugs'

Sent coursing through your body

To find and devour

Other little 'bugs'

Already eating you up alive

Indiscriminately

Or mostly so.

 

Directed, yes, these 'chemo' soldiers,

But given free rein

To use their own judgement

In the 'divide and conquer' campaign.

There must be collateral damage

Because that is a lot of fire power!

So - CHEMOTHERAPY is WAR

And I'm the battlefield.

 

Let the brasses blare

And the drums roll!

terrunh terrunh

terrunh terrunh!

tickety-yackety - yackety – yak

tickety-yackety - yackety – yak!

 

'HEADS UP! EYES FRONT!

SWING THOSE ARMS!

LIFT THOSE LEGS!

LEFT! RIGHT! LEFT! RIGHT!

HUP! HUP! HUP–ppity – ppity - HUP!

SING, YOU LAZY LUBBERS! SING!

 

'O HO! HO! AND A BOTTLE OF RUM!

WE'RE OUT TO GET YOU!

HERE WE COME!!!'

 

The question is: Who's singing?

 

 

 

 

Cynthia Buell Thomas, Oct. 31, 2018

 

 

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Martin Elder

Tue 13th Nov 2018 10:20

I love the last few lines in particular Cynthia. The idea of some drunken bugs marching through a body is quite marvellous.
A fabulous poem

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M.C. Newberry

Thu 1st Nov 2018 22:35

The words, redolent of resisting the enemy, seen or unseen,
remind me of the Community Song Books of my youth:
a touch of the "Onward Christian (substitute 'Chemical')
Soldiers..." perhaps.

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Candice Reineke

Thu 1st Nov 2018 22:02

Cynthia, I’m rooting for those chemo soldiers! I’m rooting for you. Thanks for sharing. 💕 #cancersucks

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keith jeffries

Thu 1st Nov 2018 18:04

Cyntha,

An interesting subject for a poem but as for who is singing I can only make a few assumptions. You are in the Battlefield and the soldiers are being exhorted to march to war. Are you the lead singer? With a cohort in support as a vocal group.

Thank you for this conundrum

Keith

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Taylor Crowshaw

Thu 1st Nov 2018 17:32

Definitely those chemo soldiers....

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