Towards Better Democracy

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Never too tired to be human

But never too tired to be human
Now that I have a heart, larger
Than this globe upon which we live
To care.

And today we have naming of parts
Of the body which region of the planet
I have never known. The extremities, of course
I have always known. These we learn upon
Our knees at the feet of our mothers
When very small, don’t we?

Yes, today we have naming of parts
Of the body particular. Of post natal
Congenital heart defects,  fresh from out
our mother’s womb

Where the left or right atrium
And ventricle may be malformed or damaged
And, as a result, the child’s life is
Significantly threatened. The pulmonary
and vein, and the aorta and return,
the vena cava, cannot function. A bridge
Or stent must be used to
Allow oxygenation of the blood.

And the correct stent with the correct
Sized choke must be selected, which
Sizes are a guess on the part of
The surgeon, however skilled,
Or the child will choke to death.

Today we have naming of body

Malcolm  D B Munrio
Friday 29 April, 2016

Filed under: poetry

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