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Author Name: FreeFirestoneFeinberg 10 Comments
Date Added: December 25, 2011 17:12:23 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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A team of doctors stands outside my door —
The I.C.U. — this morning — bright with sun —
I lie upon my bed. A Christmas tree

Stands outside the curtain at the nurses’s
Station. Hang from it fruits of faded satin.
It is old and plastic. I am old and plastic.

My heart got sick. I almost fell in the street.
I made it home just before I died. Susan
Called 9-1-1. The medics came fast.

Old is the world. I am old and plastic.

D. L. Firestone Feinberg  2011

Author's Notes:

On December 20, 2011, I had a major heart attack.  It was NOT fun -- not recommended.  I spent 5 days in hospital.  More I won't say.  [I only said this much so as to explain the poem.]  ...See?  Even this wasn't enough to stop the earnest poet -- again -- more I'll not say... --David

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Comment By: FreeRegina Woiler on February 17, 2012 02:50:46 AM Report

I had not the slightest wisdom of this.  My second father, and no one told me! 

(Insert exasperated lady here___)

Comment By: FreeHelen on January 8, 2012 07:52:52 AM Report
Oh wow, I love this. My Dad just had a heart attack Dec 2011. He has been in hospital ever since and is looking at two more weeks. However he is spending his time watching TV and reading papers... not writing poems I don't think, or maybe he's just not telling... :)
Comment By: PremiumHOPE on December 31, 2011 04:22:21 PM Report
David, Many have expressed my very thoughts on this poem.  Though I too have bee away on holiday, one might say.  You have touched my heart so deeply, you have seen me through many things, you have guided me in ways only you could.  You have been my voice of reason, your poems and words inspire me.  Your heart is strong because of your compassion and love you share so freely.  Get well.  Love Tina
Comment By: Freee. Gene Myers on December 27, 2011 03:35:25 PM Report
Personally .... I'm glad you were able to share that much with us.    Good that you are still here.  Now, get off your butt and get to writing more.  We miss your poems.



Comment By: FreeAlistair Muir on December 27, 2011 03:03:36 PM Report
You are alive and vibrant as is demonstrated by your poem here.  Nice use of the verses as paragraphes in the narrative.  So glad to have you here - - Alistair
Comment By: FreeRoger Bacon on December 27, 2011 02:17:23 PM Report
I'm sure you came out new and improved with an extended warranty.  Glad you can keep writing through this. 

Comment By: FreeDirk Kruger on December 26, 2011 11:54:36 AM Report
that's bad, you better start behaving, hope you are well soon, and don't check out the nurses , not good for the heart

Comment By: PremiumDan J. Mazurek on December 26, 2011 09:28:58 AM Report

Your not plastic to the touch but very real to us all.

 Is the very fact..

Prayers for you David

Comment By: FreeDean on December 25, 2011 11:18:04 PM Report
Dear David: I was kind of hoping you were on holiday!!!

I am very sorry to hear this. No, it's not fun, not at all! but the way you've dealt with it, makes it fun and I almost want to experience it personally! How much would that be?!, ha ha, :)

Wish you a speedy recovery, great health and longevity + all the best for coming year.

I don't think there is such thing, which dares to stop the earnest poet from wrestling with the universe by his words, and defeating it!. Please don't force yourself and get as much rest as possible.

Look forward to seeing you back with full recovery.


Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on December 25, 2011 06:15:22 PM Report
I am so glad you are here writing about this.........what a frightening experience.  Age can be a real shock suddenly !!!

Lady D


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