Triauna Hall (April 21 / Maryland)
I went to the doctors today
I had been feeling terrible
So I'm waiting for him to see me
And the nurse finally calls me in
I'm telling the doctor all my ailments
He sits quietly just listening
When I'm done he says 'Let's run a few tests'
The nurse escorts me to the examination room
I'm being poked and prodded
Hooked up to a couple machines
I'm then escorted back to his office
For the results I'm just waiting
The doctor walks in,
Flipping solemnly through papers in a folder
Still silent he takes his seat
He proceeds to scoot a tad bit closer
He wears a grim countenance
I say 'Doctor what's wrong, am I gonna be okay? '
He says 'I was just looking at your results Mr. MCcollugh, '
I reply 'Ok tell me what they say'
He says 'Mr. MCcollugh they show that you are in love...I'm sorry'
I hear my world shatter I shed tears
I say in a shaky voice 'Doctor is it fatal? '
To which he replies 'Indubitably'
My head is in my hands
Down my arms tears stream
The doctor puts his hand on my shoulder
He says nothing but I know what he means
I manage to say 'How long do I have? '
He replies 'Honestly it's hard to say'
'We can treat you, but the side affects are unpredictable as each case is different'
I reply 'If I don't get treated how will I fare day to day? '
He says 'Depending on who you're your in love with,
It'll either be smooth sailing to your demise,
Or it'll be the most wretched days of your life'
'Oh no..'I envisioned who I'm in love with and then harder I began to cry
'Doctor I'm doomed! ' I exclaim
'Please doc is there any other way'
He says 'No...the disease has a 100% mortality rate'
I bow my head and silently pray
I look up and the doctor says ' Good luck Mr. MCcollugh'
'I wish you the best til your death'
'Doctor how could this have happened? '
'Well...before you were in love you had poor love health I bet'
'And things naturally progressed downward,
Especially since nothing was done to improve it,
As well as the fact we caught it at a very late stage'
I say 'This is all my fault I could've prevented it! '
He replies 'I wouldn't say all your fault,
It takes two to fall in love Mr. MCcollugh,
I don't know who else bears responsibility for your condition, but you do'
'I have other patients waiting but let this serve as a lesson as the true nature of being in love'
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