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Fight For Good Against Evil

Updated on December 31, 2010


He was going in for an operation

Going under the knife

It made him think about a lot of things

That he had done with his life.


Had he been really bad

His thoughts made him scared

If things went wrong in his operation

He wanted to be prepared.


As he was wheeled away for his treatment

He thought of the terrible things he'd done

Just give me another chance he thought

I'll make it up to everyone.


As he went under the anaesthetic

His only wish was to survive

He didn't want this worry

To be the last thing he knew when alive.


The dreams he had when he was under

Told him all he needed to know

If he was to die on the operating table

There was only one place for him to go.


His operation was now finished

He seemed to be back to norm

But his whole body

Was feeling very warm.


He slowly opened his eyes

And looked straight down the middle

Looking straight back

It was the devil.


"Oh no, it's really happened

I've gone to hell"

But then in ran a nurse

Asking "are you not feeling well".


She explained about the devil

A child roaming around in fancy dress

That made him feel better

But his mind was still in a mess.


He knew when he got out of here

He had no defence

He couldn't live this way

In a world of pretence.


He was going to confess

To his priest and the police

That's the only way

His mind could get some release.


He knew the devil was coming

If he didn't sort out his act

Some things you might not be sure of

But he knew that was a fact.


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      michael ely 6 years ago from Scotland

      Laurie, Thanks a lot for commenting on this. Your thoughts are much appreciated as always.

      Thanks. Michael.

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      CheyenneAutumn 6 years ago

      I have heard of people muttering things under anesthesia - I am not sure if thats true either - what I do know is the times I was going under for a surgery my last thoughts were "Dear God - don't let me say something I will regret" ...

      Great hub Michael The battle rages on and we won't know the score till we find out which locker room we are in.

      I like this very much.


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      michael ely 7 years ago from Scotland

      Hi Lady Wordsmith, Thanks for dropping by and commenting on this. Yes, i was probably using a bit of "artistic license" with this as i am unsure if it is possible to dream then or if you are completely out cold. Thanks. Michael.

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      Linda Rawlinson 7 years ago from Lancaster, UK

      Having an operation, however undangerous, does make you think about these things. The only thing I wondered about, in your poem, was the bit about the dreams he had when he was under anaesthetic - I wasn't aware of dreaming when I was under, and it was if I woke up only moments after I'd been put out. Do some people dream when they're under? I don't know - I've never heard of that happening, but I could be wrong.

      I don't suppose it really matters in the context of your piece though - it doesn't spoil it at all, as the sentiment is what's important.

      Good hub :)

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      michael ely 7 years ago from Scotland

      Kirutaye, Thanks for stopping by and commenting on another of my hubs. It is much appreciated.

      Thanks. Michael.

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      kirutaye 7 years ago from London, UK

      This really made me think. I like the twist in the middle with the fancy dressed girl. Well written.

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      michael ely 7 years ago from Scotland

      Hi Nayothara, Thanks for stopping by and reading and for adding your comment. Thanks. Michael.

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      Nayothara 7 years ago

      I am glad I haven gone under the knife yet, but well I had grate fun reading your poem it is full of imaginations. Grate job!

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      michael ely 7 years ago from Scotland

      Hi vietnamvet68, Thanks a lot for stopping by and leaving your really good comment. Thanks. Michael.

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      vietnamvet68 7 years ago from New York State

      great write my friend it stirred a few memories of my own.It's so true the mind really does wonder when you're under the knife. Thanks for sharing this. I voted you up..

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      michael ely 7 years ago from Scotland

      Hi tnderhrt23, Thanks a lot for stopping by again for a read and for a comment. The great comment is really appreciated. Thanks. Michael.

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      Michael, this was an interesting read! Having worked on a surgical floor for many years, and having gone under the knife a time or two, this created some vivid images for me! The child in the fancy dress was great little twist to hit his guilt home a great convincer. Great job!