Dear Doctor

My son recently sprained his ankle while playing soccer. He served as inspiration for this poem, which I wrote in a French format called a Lai.

English: Grown male right foot (angle 1)

It felt like a train
had caused me a sprain,
you see.
A wellspring of pain,
sensations, insane,
for me.
So hand me a cane
for help as I strain,
I plea.

Written for a prompt at Writer’s Digest, this is my first attempt at a Lai. It’s a simple form with 9 lines. Check out the link for more details and join the challenge!


About ewdupler

Gene is an avid outdoorsman, loves reading and is known to put pen to paper (well, he types) as an amateur poet.
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