ARTHUR E. PITCHENIK, M.D.
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Family informers1 present the
Threat2 to their Godfather3
Who orchestrates the kill4.
He blesses his generals5 to
Mobilize an army6, bound by
An ancient blood oath7 to
Do his bidding. "Revenge is
Ethical, foresworn; annihilate
The enemy in transit!"
He arms and angers local liege8
To terminate the foreigners that
Hide. For those that reach his
Home9, the Godfather himself
Reserves the kiss of death10,
Destroys his own, and remembers11.
Revenge is ethical, foresworn and
Somewhere in an ancient war
The tides are turned, sanctuaries
Sacked and Gods defiled.
Insidiously, the Godfather is gone12.
PITCHENIK AE. The Godfather Cell. Ann Intern Med. ;101:558. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-101-4-558_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;101(4):558.
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