“Rheumatoid Arthritis sufferer gets relief, support” (Laurence Stacey)

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………………..autumn arrives
………………..less subtle
………………..than last year
………………..the time it takes my father
………………..to stand up

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Headlines:

“Rheumatoid Arthritis sufferer gets relief, support” (The Record)

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Poem by Laurence Stacey (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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^ 4 Comments...

  1. Chen-ou Liu

    The poem is subtly structured with a deep emotional undercurrent. The second line has the most weight.

    Laurence, a riveting read. Thanks for sharing.

    Chen-ou

  2. Paul Smith

    I second what Chen-ou said, this is a very powerful poem Laurence, that unravels at just the right pace.

  3. Dick Whyte

    Thirded. This poem is just stunning. I loved it when I first read it, and I love it even more now. And I agree with Chen-ou, the poetry is made in the second line (and overflows through the whole poem).

  4. Laurence Stacey-Editor

    Thanks guys! Sorry it took me awhile to respond. I was visiting family in Florida for Thanksgiving break and had no real internet access. These are some stellar readings. I’m really glad that the structure worked here as I was trying to experiment a little with the placement of the pivot point.

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