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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!

11 comments:

  1. Argh. Hospitals. Indeed. I won't ask... Well done repetition, sure hits the spot...

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  2. lovely naisaiku !!

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  3. As the veteran of 11 operations, including major surgery, I can tell you, I hate 'em!!!

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  4. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DIAMOND!!!

    hI sTAN oNE yEAR oLD aLREADY! pHEW!!!


    The first of many
    birthday wishes birthday fun
    HAPPY DIAMOND DAY!
    birthday wishes birthday fun
    The first of many

    Hate hossies!!!

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  5. Very good. I know hospitals. I'm a frequent flier myself. No fun there. Well done on both poems.


    love-bd

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  6. I can't stand hospitals either. I love the flow of this poem. Very nice.

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  7. Lots of neat hospital images! They are scary places and you capture that so well!

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  8. Thanks to:
    Tumblewords; I don't like hospital food either.
    Pretty Me; Diamond is my daughter.
    Anthony North; I hate just visiting.
    Jeeves; A fun day for Diamond.
    Andy; Yes - a kind of love-hate post.
    Beloved Dreamer; Three years since my last stay - hope it was my last.
    Ofira Sephiroth; The sights, sounds, and smells hit you, then the fear sets in.
    Linda Jacobs; I've spent a fair bit of time (mostly visiting) in some of the maddest hospitals.

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  9. not a fan of hospitals in the house.... but i love the poem!!!!

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  10. Thanks Paisley; Hospitals scare me to death.

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