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A Poem by Wild Rose

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10 May 2019

12:00

Finger tips searching >Probing > Feeling > Searching

For something > Different

Feeling for lumps

 

Gently in

The mound of jelly

The bag of marbles

 

All the time

Wishing

Hopeing

 

Nothing to find


© 2019 Wild Rose


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Testicular cancer self examination is something every man should do. I have to admit to ignoring it myself but caught early it is treatable. You capture this in an apporopriate metaphor but try playing marbles with my crown jewels and you are outta here buddy!

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wild Rose

4 Months Ago

Been watching two TV programs about this men and women



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Interesting turn of events. I didn't expect the poem to be about this, but I'm glad it was. Haven't encounter poetry dealing with this kind of issues. Never occurred to me there could be any to be honest. The way you describe the possible pathologies is masterful. "mound of jelly." "bag of marbles." These are things so common that we can connect with the narrator. We know exactly what she or he is hoping not to find, as if we were part of the search. Loved it. Good job :)

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Wild Rose

1 Month Ago

The Inspiration came from a TV series covering both men and women
A sort of taboo subject read more
Kaede16

1 Month Ago

Sadly no :(
which is ridiculous if you ask me, for something so normal to be considered taboo.. read more
Wild Rose

1 Month Ago

That is the way of things (for now)
The same with nudity I know people who have been married.. read more
Relief eh! Been there with expectation in mind - a sort of mixed feeling but why rejoice/why be sad when the bag of gold isn't at the end of that Rainbow?

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wild Rose

3 Months Ago

Thanks kitty
Yes we both have had the worry / then the joy / and now getting on with life read more
kitty

3 Months Ago

Rainbow. Made me smile with what came up. Off with the fairies or my eyesight's going! Sorry!
hmmmmmmmmmmmm bags of marbles ... mounds of jelly ... hmmmmmmmmmm nothing looked for found is good ... in that moment of relief ... awakens a call to look some more me thinks ;)))))))))))
self checks for cancer is simple and so important .... takes very little to make it a part of ones shower or bath routine ... i like how you wrapped this social message in poetry and emotion .. i dare say cancer of one sort or another has touched every family in the world in one way or another .. and that relief felt with negative results and/or 100% in remission is beyond words ... peace and joy Wild Rose
E.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wild Rose

3 Months Ago

Thank you Einstein - Yes we both have had positive results and free to get on with life - still chec.. read more
Einstein Noodle

3 Months Ago

God bless you with peace and joy ... and fine health!
Oooh, I like this one. Good job. Captured a feeling.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wild Rose

3 Months Ago

Thank you Nicole
We had been watching a TV program for men and women > "Full Monty" with ???.. read more
Doing a breast self-exam can be scary, but it is so important. Here's hoping you never find a lump. Lydi**

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

4 Months Ago

Cancer is such a killer. Anything we can do to stop it is a good thing.
Wild Rose

4 Months Ago

One of my sisters died at 59y 360d in NZ of it
She had refused any treatment
Lydia

4 Months Ago

So sorry. So sad. May her memory be a blessing
Self examination so important. Whether for prostate cancer or breast cancer, those checks can save lives. A wise thing to check. Good afternoon Wild Rose.

Chris

Posted 4 Months Ago


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Wild Rose

4 Months Ago

We had been watching the TV program 'Full Monty' Both pf us take our annual checks seriously
.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

4 Months Ago

A good thing to do. Good morning from sunny Berkshire.

Chris
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Gee
Aye, got to roll 'em 'tween ya fingers and hope. Tis a simple routine that can save your life.
Good on you highlighting this, far to many men are to self conscious about such matters.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wild Rose

4 Months Ago

I/We watched the TV programs > We check each other quite often > Lost a sis with cervical cancer at .. read more
Testicular cancer self examination is something every man should do. I have to admit to ignoring it myself but caught early it is treatable. You capture this in an apporopriate metaphor but try playing marbles with my crown jewels and you are outta here buddy!

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wild Rose

4 Months Ago

Been watching two TV programs about this men and women
very scary to be looking for what this speaker is looking for...hoping not to find it...
i like the metaphor of "the bag of marbles"---
i like how this starts out clinically but drifted to the emotional reaction...
j.

Posted 4 Months Ago


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Wild Rose

4 Months Ago

thank you - How about the mound of jelly ?

We had been watching two TV programs on th.. read more
jacob erin-cilberto

4 Months Ago

yes that too...

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