Unable to recount by spoken word
What speechless infancy endured in fear,
Through the body pain and hurt are shared.
In the doctor’s office, body bared
The blood test and the scan are both quite clear
Unable to express this pain by any words.
“Show , don’t tell” is in this case, absurd.
Wise for writers, not much good right here
The body hurts so human minds are spared.
Expressions on the face are not endured
Affectless and wooden, yet unfeared;
Emotions overwhelmed before we’d words.
Like the Dutch boy’s thumb held back the waves
But inner seas are not the oceans fierce
The body jerks , believing minds are spared.
Sometimes our defences cost us dear.
Yet floods can kill, destroy, debase and jeer.
Unable to recount by our own words
With the body, pain and hurt are bared.