Prompt #67, for this weeks We Write Poems http://wewritepoems.wordpress.com/, was to write a “Moving” poem.
My character here is fictional, but he embodies the spirit of so many I have met.
by Mike Patrick
This mover and shaker was always in the driver’s seat.
He personified strength.
Forty years a doctor at the Children’s Hospital,
he was the go-to man.
Looked up to by the community,
his wealth and power filled a need.
He ran the glitzy fundraisers
and loaned his name to worthy causes.
Every day, he made his rounds:
checking for improvement,
healing those he could,
easing the pain of those he couldn’t,
tending to the trappings of his success.
After rounds, he walked to his private parking spot,
entered his Mercedes,
sat in its comfortable confines behind deeply tinted windows,