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Friday, February 27, 2009

Feb 26 2009

ASK ME IF I LIKE HOSPITALS

For TOP Anaphora

Don’t ask me if I like hospitals
Don’t ask me; try asking someone else
Ask me if you really want to know
About why I don’t like hospitals

Overcrowded, congested foyer
Full of theatre gown clad patients
Some are in wheelchairs, others in beds
All of them hooked up to saline drips
All exhausted, stressed and frustrated
Nurses (with clipboards) dashing about
Doctors (with stethoscopes) dressed in white
Porters follow-my-leader, pushing
Trolleys laden with medication
Public address playing pop music
Every few seconds interrupted
By hysterical-sounding voices
‘Such and such a doctor must report
To such and such a ward right away’

This must be why my head is spinning
This must be why my heart is racing
It must be time to make my exit
Atmosphere is intoxicating

Such a chaotic, surreal scene
Along with that antiseptic smell
That lingers inside all hospitals
Causes me to consider reasons
Why I’ve always hated hospitals

The underlying, subconscious fear
Of faulty surgical procedures?
The knowledge that so many people
Enter on their feet; leave in a box?

I don’t know for sure; I only think
That hospitals are nasty places
That it would be good if they were more
Like in ‘Carry On’ films…but they’re not
So no wonder nobody likes them


DIAMOND DAY

Feb 26 2009 - Diamond is one year old

That priceless sparkle
Is all the treasure I need
You are my Diamond
THAT PRICELESS SPARKLE
You are my Diamond
All the treasure I need is
That priceless sparkle

HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY, DIAMOND!