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THE EMERGENCY ROOM

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THE EMERGENCY ROOM

THE EMERGENCY ROOM I stand in the Emergency Room With a slightly sprained wrist I look all around me, the room is quite full I'm next to a man with a swollen, bloodied fist. I hear a child screaming, condition unknown I see an old woman, open wounds on her legs A pregnant young girl, in obvious distress An old gent in a wheelchair, "Please help me," he begs. Patients are moaning, and crying in pain Nurses and doctors are racing to get them all fixed What am I doing here? I feel like a fraud After all, I have only a slightly sprained wrist. © ELR 2013

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  1. Date: 11/8/2013 11:18:00 PM
    Yeah to watch d more serious patients makes u heave a sigh as u feel pity for them. An excellent waiting room poem and u pennd it soo fine poetically. Kudos.

    Wattle Avatar Miss Wattle
    Date: 11/9/2013 11:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, S.zaynub - many thanks for stopping by, your comment is much appreciated :)
  1. Date: 11/8/2013 6:27:00 PM
    You describe a waiting room in emergency so well my dear lady! Right on the money! And as everyone sees, most of the time others are worse off than us! Excellent write Miss Wattle! Hugs and much love xoxoxoxxox

    Wattle Avatar Miss Wattle
    Date: 11/9/2013 11:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, dear Jack :) Hugz xox
  1. Date: 11/8/2013 6:09:00 PM
    sometmes, we think too much of ourselves not knowing others are in more pain than us.. gripping me through and through.. splendid, MW..:) huggs

    Wattle Avatar Miss Wattle
    Date: 11/9/2013 11:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Too true, dear nette. Many thanks for stopping by :) xo
  1. Date: 11/8/2013 5:46:00 PM
    I so enjoyed this poem. As I read poems my mind pulls in all kind of visuals. When I got to the third stanza second line and read "fixed" I immediately visualized the scene from Dr Doolittle where the dog is being taken in to get "fixed" Then my mind rushed back to the emergency room waiting for help and thinking to myself it would be funny if they literally got fixed. I have such a sick sense of humor. But you know that by now. Loved your poem.

    Wattle Avatar Miss Wattle
    Date: 11/9/2013 11:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    LOL. Thank you so much, Jon. It is that particular brand of sense of humour of yours that endears you to us all!! Have a great weekend :)
  1. Date: 11/8/2013 5:30:00 PM
    Really good ...and it's true there is always someone worse off than us...love,Deb

    Wattle Avatar Miss Wattle
    Date: 11/9/2013 11:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hello Deb, thank you for stopping by. Thank you for your comment - it is very true! xo
  1. Date: 11/8/2013 4:51:00 PM
    Good write, there are always people out there who make our troubles seem miner. A very enjoyable read...Peter

    Wattle Avatar Miss Wattle
    Date: 11/9/2013 12:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Many thanks, Peter. Yes, we have only to look around to realize that there are always others who are worse off than we are. Have a great weekend :)