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On Pins And Needles

From childhood memory I've held one fear, needle phobia, a plight, I hold dear. Just a simple task held by others, In greatest torment, fear, my heart smothers. Required vaccinations and childhood shots, left painful memories and small round dots. Dentists will think they are clever and smart, as they try to hide their long piercing dart. My Army life fast became living hell, the first blood test to the floor I soon fell. Marched to Med Labs for endless injections, always led to shots from both directions. I've suffered broken bones and hurt my head, but will get the flu due to needles dread, In the doctors office my eyes will scan, alcohol scent warns of his horrid plan. TV I won't view if they cut and sew, for a shot is coming I surely know. Please don't think me weak for you'd be wrong, pulling splinters, mending cuts, I am strong. Scheduled blood tests, tremors weeks before, with super hero strength I'll walk through the door. Earbuds in rage, two Xanax the trick, to subdue the fear, sharp as needles prick. Robert Gene Stoner Jr 6/23/16 ©

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Date: 6/24/2016 4:02:00 PM
A lovely and entertaining poem, Robert!! I suppose we all have a phobia of something; I know of many people who pass out at the sight of a needle. ~ Regards // paul
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Robert Stoner Jr
Date: 6/25/2016 4:17:00 PM
Hi Paul thanks for the read and support on my phobia, it is a real problem I must contend with unfortunately. I must say I have seen bigger guys than me get weak kneed for a shot, lol.