The Viral Lode


The Viral Lode

I am a breed unto my own
and scientific proof has shown
that I am unresponsive to
the banal microscopic lieu.

Deception is the way I thrive,
I enter in a stealth swan dive...
and silently I infiltrate,
then, strategically I situate.

I detonate my hidden blast
to confound until re-classed...
There's little known to alleviate
the havoc that I, thus, create.

And I will stay until I'm spent
with symptoms that can circumvent
and baffle the diagnostic team
that tries to define and thwart my scheme.

I'm often misdiagnosed in err
and treated as microbial fare,
for buggy symptoms I inflict
and perplex the while I so afflict.

I am the virus, who undermines,
a mime, evasive to medical minds.
I am a breed unto my own...
your body is my combat zone.

"Copyright 2011, All Rights Reserved."

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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona


The day we learn to cure a viral infection will be a major turning point in our journey.

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DTroth 5 years ago from My Little Hole In The Wall, HubPages, USA

I love this! Great poem. Great write. I'm gonna come check out more of your stuff!

Voted UP and awesome.

may peace (not a virus) be in your heart...always,


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Thanks very much, WillStarr! This was inspired by an entire day (yesterday) spent in the ER with my son who got desperately ill, who was determined to have contracted some sort of vile virus!

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

D Troth, It is nice to meet you. I thank you for your read and wonderful comment and extend an open invitation to visit any time. In the mean time, I will hop over to your hub and check out your work! Peace and blessings to you!

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Apostle Jack 5 years ago from Atlanta Ga

Sweet and lovely.

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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

You have balanced humor and complexity, masterfully.

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Apostle Jack, thank you!

mckbirdbks, once again, I thank you. Viruses are tricky and most complex...and can surely take the winds out of one's sails in a hurry!

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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

A great poem, it says so much about viruses. I am so sorry to hear about your son, I do hope that he gets better really soon.

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Thank you, acaetnna! I appreciate you! With God's help he will overcome~

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tumblintumblweed 5 years ago

Excellent job with this one, No_Clue. Certainly describes a virus to the fullest. Voted up!

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Thank you kindly, weed! I do appreciate it!

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attemptedhumour 5 years ago from Australia

There's often an internal war going on in our bodies and i've often wondered if it has any connection with our desire to carry it on in the outside world. Your poems are always well thought out and this one is a another good example. Cheers

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

attemptedhumour, thank you! My son got sick very quickly one day last week, the symptoms started in the doctor's office. By the time we reached home he had a raging fever, a sore throat and it was downhill from there. He got dehydrated and spent the entire day in ER to be told it was a virus...I have never seen him so sick! That is where this little piece was born. I always appreciate your visits!

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Spirit Whisperer 5 years ago from Isle of Man

In the computer world viruses are spread when we open an attachment containing it. The virus cannot enter without us opening the door. Whatever the doctor said to your son was like an attachment that he accepted and the results speak for themselves. If you retrace your steps in time with your son back into that doctor's room and in going over the things that were said you will find the attachment. Making him aware of this is the first step and the next will be to clean it from his mind the way you would with your computer but in his case using the mind that accepted it in the first place. Thank you for another thought provoking read.

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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Wow, just knocked me down with this one! Such a perfect observation, awesome!

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tnderhrt23 4 years ago

Again, thank you, Max! I was recovering from a virus when I wrote this!

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