Augustus

What's your nail?

          

"When you are a hammer everything
looks like a nail".
For a sailor every boat needs a sail.
To a surgeon problems need be cut out.
If you're a victim all you do is pout.
For the anxious it's about apprehension.
An actor enjoys attracting attention.
A teacher instructs. The pompous strut.
Mathematicians deduce. Casanovas seduce.
Pugilists fight. Prosecutors indict.
Sinners pray while children play.
Thieves fleece and clergymen preach.
An alcoholic imbibes whilst the poet scribes.
The sad reach for tissues. We all have our issues.


Augustus / MD Anderson Hospital, Houston / February 2017

Comments6

  • BRIAN & ANGELA

    Thanks "A" We are what we are and it conditions how we act and react. We have some for Chemists (I am a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemisty ~ UK) Chemists do it Radioactively ~ Chemists do it Periodically and Chemists do it Exothermicly. That refers to whatever it is we're doing ! Thanks for your poem ~ very humorous and it does explain a lot of things. Chemists are also very ELEMENTAL ! Yours BRIAN

    • Augustus

      Yes, elemental dear Watson. Elemental. Thanks.

    • WriteBeLight

      Simply wonderful Augustus! You hit the nail on the head for sure!

      • Augustus

        Thanks a bunch.

      • Elbeanzio

        Like your poem, clicks together nicely and I find it very clever. Good stuff.

        • Augustus

          Why thanks. Waiting in infusion room at hospital.

          • Elbeanzio

            Holy shit!!! Hope you're ok buddy. Nothing serious I hope.

          • Tony36

            Great write

            • Augustus

              Thanks again

              • Tony36

                Welcome

              • willyweed

                and the killer hits the hammer right on the head? Bang, Bang, Maxell, s
                silver hammer made sure the you are dead Oh. Oh, Oh, whoa!

                • Augustus

                  Ok psycho killer calm down, I can see the drool. Thanks.

                  • willyweed

                    speaking of drool got any napkins? YW willy

                  • Christina8

                    Very good poem! i like your use of words and the way they rhyme.

                    • Augustus

                      Thanks C.



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