Super Gonorrhea

Super Gonorrhea

A Poem by barleygirl
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if covid headlines aren't bad enuf . . .

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Antibiotic overuse is a corona panacea
leading to the spread of super gonorrhea
while azithromycin brings no virus benefit
public panic pleads for anything to better it.

Cure-all cronies tout treatments so tangential
to workers eliminated for being non-essential
desperation doctrines more and more persistent
as bacterial infections grow antibiotic resistant.

Super gonorrhea sounds like a headline hoot
but underlying factors render this point moot
with mandatory dictates for keeping a distance
gonorrhea super bugs lack needed assistance.

© 2021 barleygirl


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Getting away from the serious undertone of your poem. It reminded me of a guy in my army days who was always known only by his Initials , that were VD. It was said that he also had a SIs Phyllis. Sorry about that, Margie.... memory plays some nasty tricks with me these day.
Norm.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

I remember how it would be the kiss of scorn if someone was cursed with the initials "VD"!!! But I n.. read more



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Azithromycin is indeed a misused drug. Here too, many people take it at the drop of a hat for any ailment be it a sore throat, an ear infection and even a skin infection. This poem was fun to read but the underlying message leaves me cold with dread about the emergence of superbugs. The only thing to do is to try and stay safe. Another interesting, lively poem from you dear Margie!

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

You are the only reader commenting about the dual purpose of my poem . . . being funny, but also bri.. read more
Your use and choice of vocabulary is so rich it never ceases to amaze me! I am constantly in awe of your work, Margie. I couldn't help but laugh, too! .Cure-all cronies tout treatments so tangential / to workers eliminated for being non-essential' - I mean, you've got to laugh! You are so clever.
Best, Laura.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


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barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

About 50% of the time, while I'm in the middle of writing a poem, I have no idea where I'm going. It.. read more
lol. i applaud this or should i say "clap"? there's still no cure for the common cold. there's safe sex so now there's safe social distancing. a condom is like a mask for a guy's johnson. are hookers considered essential workers? pick your poison but choose wisely. i think i'll drink an ice-cold corona today ... :)

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


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barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

The biggest boon is having sparked all this sass from you! This is one of those flippant commentarie.. read more
This is a stretch from vandalized broccoli and makes me realized just how deeply you were affected by said vandalization, what with delving right into the serious problems associated with the very basic core of reproduction

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

My thinking can get pretty circular, being sequestered up here in the boonies with only the pecking .. read more
Dave Brown

2 Weeks Ago

"heavy scarring"
Too funny!!
That alone is better than most of my poetry
a hug .. read more
Why am I itching, and why does that knitting needle bring back memories.
I was always told sex was a killer, though maybe the advice should have been more literal.
I can see future sex performed wearing spacesuits. Wouldn't that be great hearing those words. That was out of this world, Paul.


Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

Sex in spacesuits. That needs to be a poem. It's even chock full of alliteration. We're going orbita.. read more
Paul Bell

2 Weeks Ago

Saturn rings have got to be a goer. lol
Getting away from the serious undertone of your poem. It reminded me of a guy in my army days who was always known only by his Initials , that were VD. It was said that he also had a SIs Phyllis. Sorry about that, Margie.... memory plays some nasty tricks with me these day.
Norm.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

I remember how it would be the kiss of scorn if someone was cursed with the initials "VD"!!! But I n.. read more
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rew
well said, Bravo.
clever, knowledgeable, erudite
and the last bit the last line - perhaps the most important - for those who may take notice, long term partners -Only.

regards from rew

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


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barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

No! I like "erudite"! It helps explain why I use so many big words (which I get criticized about, wh.. read more
rew

2 Weeks Ago

'K Margie, we'll say... '' Erudite craftsperson ''

O and a big idea - make a badge .. read more
barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

I love it. I will proudly don the badge. Shove it in people's faces, if need be *smile*
whoa! with everything happen it does give us something to think about, thanks for the heads up.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you for considering my silly take on this morning's headlines! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie
Mauricio Montoya

2 Weeks Ago

hey I always love input, some hide, some see but we all hear. Thank you even if it can be funny you .. read more
Looks like we'll have to stay at home and f**k online in future... and wash our hands afterwards... Seems only selfies are safies.

Glad you're keeping your spirits up... 🌺

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

YOU ARE HILARIOUS! Thank you for topping off my nonsense poem with a cloud of whipped imaginative cr.. read more

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