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Curtains raised
upon this stage
lifted shadows
one new day.
Encores played
familiar piece
kindred players
different key.
Life’s gavotte
a gleeful tune
every third beat
ends all too soon.

So what is left
now but to live
moments to take
and those to give.
To learn to love
and risk to lose
each turn a jewel
the heart will prove.
So let us grow
as rhythms flow
this one new day
for us to know.

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  1. Lovely prose. It represents life to me. I also see what you do every day tending to patients. The imagery, transparency, and emotion rivet me.

  2. Aha! I believe I have found (A) secret. You prescribe between lines, behind stanzas and thus deign to shorten the lines awaiting your less-tender mercies behind a white coat. Such a lovely work so full of you. Thanks. I will go now to beat the grin back into place below my nose, above my chin.

  3. Reblogged this on richwrapper and commented:
    She once was name-nicked “Puppy,” became a human doctor and thus became “PuppyDoc” and Phoebe Chi graces us between stethescopic chills with such lovely poetry.

  4. Dear Dr. Phoebe,

    Absolutely beautiful! Incredible poem! The world needs MORE sensitive physicians like you.

    My dear sister, Patti, had surgery on Valentine’s Day. She had a significant length of her large intestine taken out. She had diverticulosis, with a perforation in her large intestine. The surgeon was wonderful. She said that my sister would have soon died, with an hour or so, if the surgery was not done immediately.

    But this breaks my heart. Sadly, several of the other physicians, the nurses, the medical technicians lacked sensitivity and caring. Painfully I say that many of the hospital staff were actually quite rude.

    Dr. Phoebe, please never let the meanies get to you. Please stay and remain true to being a kind, warm-hearted, loving physician. The world needs you. I don’t know what is happening in America. Rudeness seems to be the new vogue. Please continue to fight rudeness and mean-spiritedness with the sharpest sword of all….love!

    Your pal,

    • Oh my goodness. I’m so glad Patti is alright! But I am sorry to hear about the meanies….sigh…

      I wish the very best for you all and I will keep Patti’s recovery in my prayers. Stay well. 🙂

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