The Doctor That Had My Life

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A poem about a doctor euthanizing his patient

Submitted: January 14, 2017

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The doctor once told me a riddle
The moon had danced with the fiddle
With a whip and a sway, a chirp and a day
Something took all the pain away
 
The doctor asked if I had died
The truth was that I had lied
A needle, a pinch, a cost and an inch
He told me I'd survive in a cinch
 
I wondered what life I had left
The doctor said it must have been theft
To take the soul, a trip, a pit in a toll
I must have lied as a whole 
 
Scenes took time to escape
Green masks became red capes
A left and a right, a cross at midnight
The doctor said life is a fight 
 
True dimes make change 
And changes take part in a range 
Simple and poor, the knocks at the door
The doctor said all was lost to everything more 
 
I checked and he was right 
My leg was different in sight 
The toes, the heel, the track, and the feel
I told him I'd be fake for what was real
 
The doctor laughed and I cried
He spoke just before I died
He said he did, what every man did
And that was that he mistakingly lived 


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