Monday, October 20, 2008

hyperlinks thru the mishmush blur


(Hover mouse over highlighted text to see author’s name, then click to link.)


Boys don't cry, it's a silly thing to do.
Big girls don't cry either, unless helped by a bottle or two
Don’t you dare begin, suck it in, pucker up
For once you’ve commenced it’ll be doubly hard to stop.

Cry baby has a top ten list of tear-triggers
Though her best held secret is tightly under shutters
Humans versus robots the movies do explore
She asks a thoughtful question, who can love the more?

Tough girl admits, what makes her cry are not her enemies
But simple text messages and random acts of kindness
Another flies to Hongkong, seeking out old ghosts
What she meets there she captures in mysterious cryptic notes.

The strongest cry we want to hear
Is a robust and feisty Apgar ten
But when the kid's a little older
Be sure not to immediately give in.

A DJ doc finds that wedding proposals
are real tearjerkers for no apparent reason
A resident with a melancholic-phlegmatic temperament
Finds herself serenely happy after a good crying session.

In shock at a loved one's passing, he is tearless
So unlike his bawling self in a moment of parental tenderness
Hovering over fact or fiction a dreamer dreams
Is this muse induced or silent benediction?

The balm of literature for grief and coping
With the questions and emotions that come hammering
When in spite of all modern medicine and gadgetry
We lose a beloved or a patient to mortality .






(Many thanks to That One who taught me the hovertext lesson!)











10 comments:

theworkingmom said...

Doc Ness, this is awesome! Ang galing!

Joey
http://www.joeymd.com

Manggy said...

Thank you for this edition of TBR, Dr. Ness... It was nice to be able to finally write about what's been eating at me for a while. :)

Louie said...

"That One"?! Are you saying I'm like Barack somehow? If so, I'm beyond honored. ;-)

The Last Song Syndrome said...

what a novel round-up! i thought i saw robert frost's ghost at the corner :)) it's been great. thank you so much, dra. ness.

Bone MD said...

The only edition which I think I had the lowest EQ-crying and poetry...

I never went pass kindergarten rhymes....

Napaka creative ni Doc Ness..

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

ganda sa poem,,,,,poem ba ito?....

i click Boys don´t cry, pero wlang site...error....
Why?...kasi anak kong lalaki, umiyak kasi last sunday, a day b4 his beg. sa uni.....

nag char-char kasi si nanay...or ano ba yon george-george....hahahah

ay ngano ba ni tagalog....bisdak dako ko...

hello dr.....kumusta.....

basa pa ako ha?

b4 makalimot ko, ang ganda naman ng gift ni dr. bone?....pag-alis na ni nanay, pasente nya....mabait talaga si dr. bone no?....

curious lang dra. hindi kasi ako MD...nanay lang....lol

ano ang CODE?...neugierig lang...heehh

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

balik ko dr. uy...

click ko ang "one´s passing"......over ang author....naka hilak ko dr. uy....

life......bata pa, may 3 ka bata, gagmay pa.....buhay minsan hindi natin alam....minsan darating hindi natin alam......looy pod ko sa bata, kay bisan unsa ka.....need papa gyd esp. ana nga idad sa?
??? ang sulod sa ilang isip.....

nindot kaayo imong post ron...click-click, daghan ta mabasa n happenings nga wla nato mahibaw-i.....

thanks very much.

copy naku, kay may oras basa-basahon nako.....ok ra?

ako na gidala ha?....hala gidala na nga wa pa mosogot ang tag-iya.
hala........

ness said...

@ Docs Joey, Manggy, Gigi, Rems

Thanks for joining! Walang TBR 21 kung hindi kayo sumali.

@ Louie, :-)

@Vicki,

This is supposed to be a hypertext poem, although some people would disagree that it is a poem!

A “code” is a special call in the hospital which means all available doctors should go to a certain place immediately because somebody needs emergency attention, particularly a cardiac arrest.

Thanks for pointing out the bad link. I fixed it na.

Thanks for coming and balik-balik!

the philippine daily idiot said...

thanks for hosting doc ness! brilliant for choosing mush -- because every1 is mushy, no doubt. scores novelty for the poem. every1, thanks for sharing your stories.

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

thanks for the explaination, dr.

another thing-word i learn...

cgi balik ra ko, gadali-lili ko,

amiga nako, daghan kono cya dala fresh fish france, tagaan daw nya ko........

balik ra ko ha......

wow isda.......gam-onon daw ug ginamos..........heheheh

ari sa ko, namoot ko sa iyang tawag uy....adtoon nga kung tinood ba........

bye n happy sundday there,,,,,,

regards.....hugs