Winklepicker: a style of shoe or boot in the 1950s with a sharp and long pointed toe
Wheelchair Angel Form
It consists of 25 lines
Starting with head syllable count of 2/2/3/4/3/2/1/3
to create the impression of the back of a man
sat in his wheel chair
5/8/8/10/8/8/8/8/8/8/ these line represent the chair
Then 4/ 4/6/6/4/4 split to represent two wheels
Then a 10 syllable line to represents the ground
Content must include wheel chair.
means to move about.
So they built chairs that men could push,
then chairs that we could move ourselves.
Self-propelled wheelchairs are being
replaced by electric powered models
augmented by smart control chips
which now enable longer trips.
The chairs get better every year
with models made for all terrain
and competing in rugged sports.
Power soccer’s the most extreme.
For men won’t bow
while mind still works
we have a life to live,
and man persists.
Expect science to obsolete the chair.
© Lawrencealot – October 31, 2014
We Must Unite
Normal life unachievable
Medical bills climb higher
Living side show, myths propagate and stretch.
Suspicion? Apathy? Fear?
Lines in metaphorical sand
Integrity and Compassion!
Bias Decay All are valued!
We must unite if we are to survive
Word of the Day: Voxy
Poetry Form: Poetry Styles
Poem: “Wheels” by Lawrence Eberhart
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