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Nurses in Spring

Marieta Maglas is a co-author in some anthologies published by Ardus Publications, Sybaritic Press, Prolific Press, and Silver Birch Press.

Nurses in Spring (Bop Poetry)

The nurses can drive a coach

and horses through the doctor's life~

smack-talk, crackbrained,

thwack, thwack, thwack,

a chorus of boos

and time for strife.


The nurses are not witches,

Do not have magical powers.


The witches can belittle

the medical skills. They can

fire broadside after broadside.

Catcalls are to be shouted

subsequent to delivering brickbats.

Their secret depth ~ a jest.

In summer, they love

to lie on some beaches' breasts.


The nurses are not witches,

Do not have magical powers.



Therefore, they are abandoned

by their doctors, but this attitude

cannot panic them. They continue

to play their well-known network

games and to flutter dropping invoices~

painted in red and black.


The nurses are not witches,

Do not have magical powers.



The mimic show of the patients

is a sell-out. The nurses receive

new flower rewards. The witches

can play song games like

"Ring-a-ring o' roses, a pocket full of posies."

Well, there is a coming spring

in everyone, in everything, and

in all the senses.


The nurses are not witches,

Do not have magical powers.


Poem by Marieta Maglas, France, 2020


The Bop Poem is the invention of Afaa Michael Weaver and can be compared with the Shakespearean sonnet. Generally, the Bop poem develops a poetic argument and has three stanzas, each stanza is followed by a refrain.
The first stanza has six lines and states the idea of the poem. In the second stanza having eight lines, this idea is analyzed. The resolution is given in the third stanza having six lines. There are variations for this poetry like a six-line fourth stanza that ends on the same refrain.

Comments

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on January 20, 2020:

I must confess, I don't get this type of poetry, but I'm sure it must mean something to someone who understands. Thank you for sharing.