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Waiting Room

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Waiting Room

Stress fractures 
nerves worried faces
diagnosing ourselves
News bad good and bad flow from each
room
tears joy anxiety glee
Surgeons nurses physicians assistants
in out Xray MRI electro cardiogram 
mumbles groans laughs
pains worries 
anti-inflammatory analgesic ablation
bedside manner compassion
stoic silence brave exterior
resilient fragile young old
tired of hurting hurting tired
sterile antiseptic
STAT
replacement rehab rejuvenate rectify
Why me
biohazard no trash
bad magazines charts
forms forms forms
Hipa compliance
Hip replacement 
shoulder pain 
smolders
code blue code black 
co-pay

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  1. Date: 3/22/2011 12:01:00 PM
    Now THIS is excellent free verse, Jeff. You made your point so clearly without having to be confined by rhyme or syllable patterns. I dread doctor visits and I'd have to be unconscious before they'd admit me to a hospital. All of the emotions that permeate the hospital atmosphere are brilliantly conveyed. Let's all try to stay well so we can avoid this. Love, Carolyn (soup mail returned)

  1. Date: 3/19/2011 5:32:00 PM
    Oh yes the dreaded medical system! gah and how it "chews up" everyone![Dr.'s too!] That's why I use alternative medicine where people ar still treated like people and not numbers. Great write. Light & Love