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Mental Hospital Bills

dadgum doctors, heads up their butts poking, prodding, pricking skin neurologist a psychopath gets pleasure as electric volts pass through my body family doctor showed little concern made me paranoid about irregular heartbeat EKG failed to determine cause left me more in doubt than at ease dentist like a character from Dustin Hoffman’s “Marathon Man” the more pain inflicted the more he rejoiced deep root cleaning caused severe infection bloodwork done by Vampira clones labs filled with tubes and needles results not shared with me yet I footed the bill optometrist an Oriental who moved so fast didn’t care if the prescribed glasses worked boo on you, dang aristocrats waving your credentials nurses so slow to respond MRI promised on CD, but couldn’t be obtained just like the blood tests, needed a “report” doctors driving me insane each should share my mental hospital bills
*Based on ongoing health tests and written for PD’s contest. Assignment Free Verse, 25 lines, category slam, sad and educational, title: Mental Hospital Bills

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  1. Date: 7/12/2011 5:55:00 PM

    Congrats on your win Carolyn! I appreciate your comments on my poem. i don't think I earned the placement, especially after reading your entry. It should have placed higher than mine. Mine was just fiction, while yours has a lot of truth in it. I suspect some personal experience inspired parts of this? I hope not. but if so, hugs.

  1. Date: 7/12/2011 2:36:00 PM

    Yikes! Sounds like this slam is based on a lot of personal truth here? Carolyn, you did great with your assignment. Congratulations on your win~!

  1. Date: 7/12/2011 11:19:00 AM

    haha that last line sure finished this off so well, Carolyn! It's so carzy how medical bills can pile up! Congrats on your win and hugs

  1. Date: 7/12/2011 5:06:00 AM

    Congratulations Carolyn on your win in the "Assignment" contest of P.D. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/12/2011 4:09:00 AM

    My congratulations on this win in the contest of p.d., Carolyn

  1. Date: 7/12/2011 12:52:00 AM

    carols, swinging cheers to you for the amazing award!! :) huggs

  1. Date: 7/12/2011 12:52:00 AM

    Hello, Carolyn,,Congratulations on a poem well done! Thank you for supporting my contest~ I sure enjoyed every entry,..p.d.

  1. Date: 12/23/2010 1:10:00 PM

    This was filled with admiration for a treasured friendship.Carolyn your friendship lights up my day.Thanks for the comment you sent.Me and my daughter start cooking today I do all the mixing she does stove stuff grandaughter is helper.Have a great Christmas hope you get everything you want.Merry Christmas Teresa

  1. Date: 6/30/2010 8:51:00 PM

    Congratulations on your Honorable Mention, Carolyn! This is delightful to read and it's true that real friends are always there right when you need them. Love, Audrey

  1. Date: 6/30/2010 1:52:00 PM

    WOW! this guy knows how to operate.

  1. Date: 6/27/2010 10:55:00 AM

    Congratulations Carolyn on your win in Tirzah Conway's contest "Sweetheart". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/26/2010 7:47:00 AM

    I really enjoyed that image, of love literally coming down--very touching story, Carolyn--so sweet of John!:) Congrats on your win :)--thank you btw for all your comments in my poems--and hmm as for that hotdog boy, I'm afraid he only exists in my imagination ;) but I did write a version of actually coming into contact with him--if you're curious to find out, it's the same title as that one--"20:10" --thanks again--hugs, nikko :)

  1. Date: 6/25/2010 9:32:00 PM

    very sweet gesterure John, and thanks for sharing Carol!

  1. Date: 6/25/2010 8:13:00 PM

    Carolyn, this was the perfect response to a contest of this nature. I really liked this one. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 6/25/2010 7:45:00 PM

    Congratulations Caroline on your win and also for having such a thoughtful friend. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 6/25/2010 6:19:00 PM

    Wonderful Acrostic! Congrats on your H.M. in my contest!~Tirzah~

  1. Date: 4/9/2010 9:07:00 AM

    thanks for commenting on mine.. i am only an amateur.. your poem is really beautiful.. thanks again. love, krystel

  1. Date: 1/15/2010 8:03:00 AM

    Very beautiful. This is the best one of yours that i have read yet! Did it win in a contest. This Love comes down, wasn't it a contest topic before i came here? Anyway, I appreciate your great reponse to me today. LUv, andrea

  1. Date: 1/14/2010 9:44:00 AM

    This is my 100th comment on Poetry Soup. Carolyn my dear, this honor goes to you. - A truly great tribute Carolyn. Best Wishes Always, Bill

  1. Date: 1/10/2010 9:17:00 AM

    Beautiful poem! -edward

  1. Date: 1/6/2010 10:34:00 PM

    Very nice tribute, Carolyn. A joy to read. Thanks for sharing and best wishes. Love and happiness, Caroline.

  1. Date: 1/5/2010 10:23:00 AM

    Thank you Carolyn for your generous comment on my poem. Pardon me for not knowing how to send you a message direct and not have to add it as a comment to your poems ( no reflection on your poetry of course ). My poem is part of a 5 volume epic totaling 16,500 lines ( 89,342 words ). Took 6 years to complete. Not a popular genre these days but I did publish volume 1, "Cerulean Odyssey." Take good care - Gerrit

  1. Date: 1/4/2010 8:55:00 AM

    May u heal quickly and without too much pain... safe trip back to Florida also... I know this cold weather in N.J. must have taken its toll.. it has on me... may your new year be filled with blessings.. luv... creativeness... friendships... health... luv.. Linda-Marie

  1. Date: 1/2/2010 6:21:00 AM

    I love the tone, it validates the quality as pure. I was immersed and dug it.

  1. Date: 1/1/2010 6:20:00 PM

    a simple but touching piece describing the friendship and love that was shared with you from a dear friend,wonderfully written with again friendship and love, Thank God for friends and loved ones,and I consider you a dear friend for sure,,Thank you for always reading my words and leaving a pice of your heart and mind behind,hope you had a wonderful visit,,Blessings..Cecil

  1. Date: 1/1/2010 2:33:00 PM

    Thinking of you on this New Years Day, Carolyn, and hope the memory of your Dad isn't too painful....cherish the good memories, try not to think of the sad ones. Best Wishes, and a speedy recovery with that bad knee! ~ Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 12/31/2009 4:23:00 PM

    wonderful indeed!! especially to John for remembering you at a hard time.

  1. Date: 12/31/2009 2:36:00 PM

    wonderful! keep writing. have a blessed new year's eve! can't wait to see what 2010 has in store for you and your writing.

  1. Date: 12/31/2009 7:40:00 AM

    So nice, what you wrote here, Carolyn! I am back online for just a few minutes after being cut off for many weeks. I had a nice but silent Christmas but feel well in my new surroundings. I do wish you a very happy New Year! Love, Gert

  1. Date: 12/31/2009 6:53:00 AM

    Great piece...lovely tribute, my Dear Carolyn!! Have a wonderful 2010!! My best wishes...God bless you!!! Ruben.