Saturday, March 14, 2009

My cousin, the gastroenterologist.

My Cousin, Dr. Kenneth Rosenthal is in town this weekend for a Gastroenterology convention. He told me last night at dinner that MDigestive CARE™, a medical group of 46 gastroenterologists in Broward and Palm Beach County, has launched the "Bottom Line Poetry Contest" to draw attention to March being National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

Cousin Kenny said, "By launching this Bottom Line Poetry Contest, we hope to bring more attention to the life-saving value of regular colonoscopies as part of a person's ongoing professional medical care." A prize of $500 or the option of a free colonoscopy will be awarded to the best original poem about colonoscopies.

Here is my entry:

There once was a man with a colon,
That was, inexplicably stolen.
So his GI re-routed,
Made his insides less crowded,
And finally put a new hole in.

You can read all the entries on Digestive Care's website:


theschwartex said...

It was like a mixture of Robert Frost and Allen Ginsberg sprinkled with equal parts Oscar Wilde and Edgar Allen Poe. Beautiful, honest while bringing visionary consciousness of reality. Irreverent and grotesquely insightful.

Good luck. I hope you win.

Tore Claesson said...

George, i thought you made it all up, but the website exists and then have indeed a downloadable POEM section.

geo said...

It's all true.

dawife said...

It is actually a great way to spread the word about CRC screening and putting a little humor into something people don't want to think about. And look at all of the entries (pardon the pun) on their website.

Anonymous said...

Don't pooh-pooh the bum man,
cause when your rear gives you strife,
his fat probing fingers
may just save your life.