• Humor
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  • Health
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  • Life


    Outdated magazines on the table
    Unflattering fluorescent lights
    I'd reschedule if I were able
    But the nurses are all out of sight

    I think my physical therapist
    Is more accurately described
    As my 'Physical Terrorist'
    Still, her rules I must humbly abide

    Poking, prodding, hemming, hawing
    I feel like a small white lab rat
    On each fingernail I start gnawing
    Will my insurance cover that?

    Each of my doctors always insists
    They know just what to prescribe
    I miss when I just had boo-boos to kiss
    Without hearing the whole 'health' diatribe

    Then their favorite tool, the needle
    I feel the frenzy rising up
    I beg, plea, whine, wheedle
    Can't I just pee in a cup? 

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    Savant commented on Appointment


    If I call it healthcare, that would imply that someone cares about your health however, we know that most of them don't. So lets call it....Medicine. This was a cool read. I apologize for my rant on the healthcare system...I may have picked up on a sense of dissatisfaction with the system from your piece...or....I could just be opinionated. LOL. Still, it was fun reading this.



    Savant, I haven't heard that before, but I absolutely agree that we need to find another word besides 'healthcare.' After over 100 doctors and nurses, I can honestly say you have a most valid point, unfortunately. Thank you so much for the read!

    Charlie23 commented on Appointment


    Like the humor you applied to this poem! Fun and enjoyable to read!



    I'm so glad you enjoyed it! They say to "write what you know" and I definitely know doctor appointments, lol! Thanks for taking the time to read!

    cheronld commented on Appointment


    Lol....don't we all revert to children on some level when the dreaded D word is uttered....a comedic twist made this poem really great....



    Thank you so much for the kind words!

    SavVySam commented on Appointment


    LOL...Not funny I know, but so very identifiable! There are probable throngs of those who will understand perfectly well this scenario and agree 100%!!;)



    Thanks! I tried to keep it light-hearted but there's so much truth there. :)

    Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion.

    T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

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