An Ode to Tooth #18

ABIGAIL—MANY POEM TYOES HAVE PROSE SXTUCK ON AT THE END….AND THE LAST LINE OF A LIMERICK CAN BE AS LONG AS NEEDED! YOU’RE DOING FINE! ❤

No Half Measures

You were in my mouth when I was born

And you have stuck with

Me for decades

Through diets and binges

Through braces and retainers

Through pregnancies and nursing

Through it all, you anchored the

Most used joint in my body and allowed for

Retainers and braces to do their work

I always knew I could count on you

When chewing a tough

Bit of meat or candy

For the past year or so

The bone that anchored you

In place since you erupted

Has slowly died around you

Exposing root and nerve

You’ve caused some

Tremendous pain for several

Months now

And your eviction papers were served

An ignominious end, for you

And far less pain for me.

I’m sure I’ve violated just about every rule governing an ode but that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. I can hardly explain the relief when my dentist numbed my…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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