the knight piece of
a chess board
is a sharp thing
because of the horse's pointy ears
This old man came into the ER
with one of those stuck
in his eye
and of course the medics asked how the hell
did it happen
He told them he didn't see with
that eye anyway
"Yes, but still, why did you do it? Why
would you stab the piece
into your eye like that?"
Someone whispered 'dementia'
The patient was in his mid eighties
He told them,
"I just had to get out of that place. Y'all
have anything to drink 'round here?"
The next day an article had been printed
in the local paper
WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER PUT YOUR
OLD PARENTS INTO A NURSING HOME
It was long
and few people read it
It wasn't looking good at all
the framed picture of Jesus
had cuts all over it
On the face
In the hair
On the hands joined in prayer
And the eyes were crossed out deep
and cut out
why would he
Why would a five year old do that
to the gift he got from
Was the child possessed? Oh, God! Was
the child possessed by the devil?
They took him to church to
and the priest
asked him why did he cut the Jesus
in the framed picture and
the kid said, "I wanted a bike, not a stupid
"He is definitely possessed," said the priest
"You'll have to bring him
to church every Thursday and Sunday. And I
will give you further instructions."
mother broke down crying
Father got him a bike actually. But mother
and grandma made sure it
won't reach him. Because father left
mother and went
away to live a life of sin with another woman.
All ties had to be cut
with that sinner.
The bike was donated to a foster home where
the nuns pasted a picture of Jesus
on the basket to protect the
rider from accidents
But the first kid who rode it fell off while
climbing a slope and
the bike slid across the asphalt
leaving deep scratches into the face of Jesus
Dragos Bogdan works as a dispatcher for a Romanian gambling company (supervising casinos) and part of the work means spending twelve hours alone in the office which is perfect for observing people, daydreaming, and writing poems (which he primarily e-mails to himself). He also published a few online (none of these, of course) on hellopoetry.com: https://hellopoetry.com/B_R_Dragos/poems/?tab
(*I did not censor the bad words, the site does that automatically).
As well as on his website: https://drbogdan.home.blog/