The Brain Has No Nerves That Feel Pain

A brain has no nerves to feel pain
so medicos rest their case here
the hypocrites of Hippocrates
engrave this in stone as fact.
At a laboratory in my mind
a sample of cerebral cells
are observed to divulge
Emotional destruction
Grey matter inchoate
Ugly scabs blistering
Dendrites damaged
Synapses smashed
Neurons numbed
Stasis shattered
Reflex wrecked
Cells severed;
of ego or id
not a sign
Just pain
of loves
gone
by

65 thoughts on “The Brain Has No Nerves That Feel Pain

    • How nice of you, thanks very much – any friend of Ina is a friend of mine (: You’ve piqued my curiosity now so I’m off to your place…

  1. unfetteredbs says:

    I loved the presentation of this.. It enhances your words.

    ( you haven’t been showing up in my reader. Thanks for stopping by)

    • Sometimes I stop and wonder about the impact that my poems have on a reader’s feelings; other times I read comments like yours and know the answer. Thank you very much Maria.

  2. it seems as though you was in a bad mood but had softened by the end, angry at the frail brain that feels nothing but senses pain, maybe i can empathise or sympathise
    i like rhymes that focus on the first letter as yours has

    • Thanks old friend, they say one should try everything at least once and it appears that I’m a glutton for punishment. When you think about it, the geometry is just an extension of writing to set forms.

      As a aside, thank you for being my silver-medal commenter for 2013. _/|\_ Namaste

  3. marcus says:

    Great piece of writing. Angela mentioned about layers…will need to re-read this to fully absorb. I have so much to learn so I may annoy you from time to time.
    Be well Sir Mike
    Cheers

  4. A great paradox is revealed: the nerveless brain that can generate the greatest pain via mental anguish. And while scientists can work on the chemical formulation for love, we know that as much truth is discovered there’s always a bit of magic unaccounted for….and so here we have this piece of poetry magic (loved the visual shape too).

    • Hey Hey RT – you were on my mind then I just noticed an email telling me you’ve posted so I’m coming around to annoy you.

      Paradox indeed revealed by your scrutiny (for which I’m truly grateful) and also the ‘je ne sais quoi’ whose genesis could only be in the alchemy you suggest. Thank you for enhancing the interpretation of this pointed piece.

  5. I love how you have many layers in this, Mike, especially how your language moves from complexity to simplicity… as if the end point is so very simply love. Very nice poem!

    • You’re very kind Patty, thank you. Admittedly I had to bleed this one down but otherwise writing poetry is always an enjoyable challenge.

      • Hmmm I always bleed when I write my poetry.
        Still, I can say that I enjoy it as well! :)
        But this one is very special, I don’t think I could ever create something like this!
        Hugz

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