Posts Tagged ‘disease’

 

manus

We are the least of men

Iranians, Afghanis, Sudanese

Stuck on Manus forever

Outside the camp the locals will attack us

Cutting us down like dogs

They hack us with machetes

Inside the camp we die in our souls

Of neglect

Of disease

Of madness

In tropical heat

We cry out to your conscience

For you to set us free

For we are losing hope

And feeling dead inside

We are punished for coming on a boat

When Australia was built by people arriving by boat

We are a national staining shame

For if you do this to us now

Who will be next?

Headache

Posted: June 24, 2014 in poetry
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encephalitus
A fever simmers down below the scalp
That bends the brain and breaks the spurious mind,
And shatters bonds of sinew and white matter.
Oh pain! Oh cursed pain that stabs like forks
Of lightning in between the festering lobes.
The prurient brain is wizened for all time.

The web of nerves will shimmer and pang with pointless pain
Oh disco of lights and multi-coloured fractals!
Hallucinations hypnotize my skull,
And tumours in the eyeball of the mind,
Are pestilence to the braid of sanity.

A mysterious malady contaminates my soul,
The senses are aflame with poison blood,
And pus is pulsing to the aching ears,
As the limbs putrefy and drop off.
It’s a worry.

Mortality

Posted: June 19, 2014 in poetry
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mortality
Poison paranoia eating up the febrile mind-brain,
Random seizures like lightning strikes pummel the body,
Disconnected neurons torture in multiple sclerosis- a lottery of accidental suffering,
Paralysis pounds at the base of the spine, rendering legs useless,
Ataxia, ataxia, a fierce epidemic of ataxia,
Drool, drool from uncontrolled lips which twist words,
Cancer drags the tumour filled bodies to death,
Old bodies bent with a hump from the weight of the years,
And festering with decay and age,
Are crippled with bloating obesity, and choking arteries.
We are ephemeral like flowers in spring: we are gone in a month and broken in a moment.