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Tunnel Vision

Tunnel vision does apply
When someone’s really sick.
Just try to change the topic – 
Nothing else, you’ll find, will stick.

Prepare to hear a litany
Of symptoms and of cures,
While thinking all the while you’re glad
Those problems aren’t yours.

Of course, you’re sympathetic
To another’s aggravation,
But sometimes you’re bombarded with
Just too much information.

You listen and you nod your head,
Relieved when you must go
And pray that you will never share
Your own account of woe.

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  1. Date: 10/6/2013 5:47:00 PM
    No comment. :)

  1. Date: 10/3/2013 9:55:00 AM
    This is hilarious. Absolutely love the whole poem especially the last line. This is universally funny. Also, when I was younger I remember my grandfather and others of his generation reciting the same stories over and over and over. Nobody would ever dare tell them that they had heard the stories many times before. And now much older I catch myself doing the same thing on occasion. I would absolutely love it if you would write a poem about this situation.