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The Dentist

‘Hello Mister Thompson, please can you take a chair!’ ‘This one?’ I asked. She said, ‘no that one over there!’ Now I’m sure I heard a scream, or was is just a shout? Should I ask the receptionist what the commotion’s all about? Oh, there goes the drill, the high pitched shrill I hate, It’s doing nothing for my nerves, I’m resigned to my fate. ‘Mister Thompson’ is the call ‘please follow me this way!’ It's the point where I now need to pray? The light in my eyes, disconcerting as such, This whole dentist this is getting far too much. The dentist tries to engage in some idle chatter But I cannot reply so the dialogue doesn’t matter. ‘Now this might hurt a little’ I am told with a smirk, I grimace a little bit but it’s only knee jerk. With my lip all frozen I’m a slavering mess All part and parcel of the treatment I guess. It’s all over in what seems to be hours I can relax now, there’s no need to cower. A swill of the liquid dribbles all down my chin And I’m talking as if I’ve just hit the gin! The dentist’s not my favourite place, you can tell By this rendition of my living hell But I’ll keep my gnashers for another few years It’s a fair exchange for conquering my fears.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2020




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Date: 1/27/2020 4:46:00 PM
G'day Ronald … like you, I'm not keen of the dentist chair unless it appears to be a matter of life or death. Your poem had me wincing a mite - Lindsay
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Ronald D Thompson
Date: 1/27/2020 4:51:00 PM
No not my favourite place, even my own poem had me wincing too! Thanks for the comment my friend...Ron :)
Date: 1/19/2020 6:02:00 AM
You cracked me up with the poem as I know many can relate but you tell the tooth the whole tooth and nothing but the tooth here Ronald. Reminds me I need to make a new appointment - I used to be terrified of the dentist but when I had my son I didn't want him to be scared so got a grip on my fear with a new dentist and I've never looked back and son has never even needed a filling!:-) hugs jan xx
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Ronald D Thompson
Date: 1/19/2020 2:07:00 PM
Like you I am getting to grips with the dentist but I've always hated visiting the dentist. Appreciate the comment Jan. Best wishes Ron x
Date: 1/18/2020 7:42:00 PM
A 'fair exchange' cracks me up!... btw, your dentist sounds like he might be older than you and me combined! LOL ... Mine knows that I'm off to a new dentist if he causes me more than a tiny bit of pain. Lots of better techniques and technology today... Good luck and Happy Smiling! :) gw
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Ronald D Thompson
Date: 1/19/2020 2:05:00 PM
Thanks Gershon...Best wishes..Ron :)