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The Road to "Recovery"

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The Road to "Recovery"

My instructor said "Just get in"
I reluctantly sat in the contraption
My legs were moved by a machine
Heavy breathing was my only reaction

Soon enough I was exalted
I got out praying for a nice swim
I was escorted to a contraption
That thing about tore me limb from limb

I guess wellness does have it's price
I could not even take two steps
But the thought of leaving, gave impress
And I didn't want any more tests!

My wheelchair was strong and had a good motor
I drove it down the highway to a gas station
I asked "How far to the nearest Interstate?"
He said "Your fifty miles from indoctrination!"

My stupid wheelchair stalled just out of town
I saw four buzzards circling me, overhead
A white van pulled up and took me back
Guessing it's better to be well, than to be dead


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  1. Date: 9/24/2010 10:12:00 PM
    Congratulations on the win ... nicely done and thank you for the kind comment on my poem smile love Jayne

  1. Date: 9/17/2010 7:16:00 AM
    Congratulations Mitch on your win in Deborah Guzzi's contest "The Road to Well Ville" Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/16/2010 9:33:00 PM
    Great entry, Mitch! Is this a real experience? If so, hope you are getting better fast! Congratulations on your win!~Chris

  1. Date: 9/16/2010 8:19:00 PM
    this one very much deserved to be in the winner's circle. Congratulations, Mitch. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 9/16/2010 6:01:00 PM
    Congratulations Mitch on your # 9. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 9/16/2010 5:36:00 PM
    Congrats Mitch on your winning poem in Deb's contest... a great entry my friend... enjoy your big win tonight..hope u are doing OK luv..

  1. Date: 9/16/2010 3:43:00 PM
    Well I guess so, and you won in a contest because of it too. congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 9/16/2010 3:20:00 PM
    Congrats on your success..I didnt know whether to laugh or cry at this one...BG

  1. Date: 9/16/2010 3:12:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win, Mitch. This was one of the best in the contest. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 8/31/2010 10:03:00 AM
    Hey Bro. Thnx for the comments on my writes. Peace, JA

  1. Date: 8/28/2010 8:01:00 AM
    Great write Mitch... so enjoyed...Michael

  1. Date: 8/28/2010 5:27:00 AM
    interesting story with a good message.

  1. Date: 8/27/2010 6:32:00 PM
    What a story Mitch my friend.. enjoyed the presentation of the poem and is this true? wellness is wonderful.. I am a total exercise nut myself and have my new husband on a program already... cracking the whip early on luv..haha..have a happy weekend..

  1. Date: 8/27/2010 2:34:00 PM
    Great ending this one has. I bet it will do wel if it's for that wellness contest. Deb loves humor. So if you you are in a wheelchair, it's just temporary, I hope? Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 8/27/2010 12:39:00 PM
    This really made me laugh, Mitch. The thought of you in a power chair that stalled, leaving you to watch the buzzards circling was quite an image. Good luck in Deborah's "Road to Well Ville" contest! I hope you entered this one. She'll get a kick out of it. Love, Carolyn