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HOW I MANAGED not TO BE A DOC

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HOW I MANAGED not TO BE A DOC

HOW I MANAGED not TO BE A DOC

You know something,
Me a thing, I think not worth than a farthing
was put in a college of Medicine.
Paternal honour intact was to be kept.

Heavy in heart and blurred in vision
When thought of those bespectacled sermons
On blood and urea, capillary and neuron.
I tugged at my mom, a deaf ear she gave.

Like a prep child, I crossed the day
For the doom to impend on my lovely day
On the calendar on the wall with landscapes gay.
Oh! All because my father loved me so.

On that day I stood on a rostrum
Feverish, next to a corpse bloated and grey
I was to say my name and greet the group.
But all I could choke out was a meek gibber.

I fell down with a thud,next to the corpse, 
funny,all came running to the body lifeless,
for he was the specimen for one whole year.
The thing I knew next, 

On my bed cozy I was
And I think I heard my father say, 
Smiling,
‘Oh,It is all right my dear’!

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  1. Date: 2/8/2013 10:59:00 AM
    Your writings are very moving touching. They impart so much of your nature, I can't help but smile, sending you a warm hug, on this cold and wintry day here in Toronto, perhaps you can ship me some sunshine in a suitcase, smile! xxx

  1. Date: 12/23/2012 8:33:00 AM
    So what career did you choose in the end? This was an intresting write, I was engaged from start to finish.

    Veetil Avatar Mehnaz Veetil
    Date: 12/25/2012 9:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :-) ...thanks a lot Richard,. love,Mehnaz
  1. Date: 12/23/2012 7:31:00 AM
    So what u are really saying is---there were almost TWO corpses in the room that day, right??? hahaha....I bet a little OJ and leg elevation got u back on track...we must not disappoint our father...What a humorous story! Love these writes with science interwoven! gwendolen

    Veetil Avatar Mehnaz Veetil
    Date: 12/25/2012 9:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hehe...had to fight hard :-)....thank you Gwendolen for stopping by .....love,Mehnaz
  1. Date: 12/7/2012 1:45:00 PM
    A nice funny write for a chill day! Light & Love

    Veetil Avatar Mehnaz Veetil
    Date: 12/25/2012 9:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Debbie ....love , Mehnaz