Treasure Island

chris dawson


Things aren't always as they seem to be.


Two medic students dwelt one day

observing new admissions

and visually assessed each walk

then mused upon conditions

'A slipped disc' came a knowing nod

'I'm afraid I beg to differ,

Haemorrhoids I'm sure it is,

a slipped disc walk is stiffer'

Keen to settle their dispute

they approached the man with care,

for he had a worried look

and a disconcerting air.

'Excuse me Sir, please may we ask

of the ailment which you suffer,

I must confess in 2 hours here

there's been no one looking rougher.

My friend he thinks you've slipped a disc,

myself, I think it's piles'

The man he glared and drew a breath.

'You've misdiagnosed by miles.

Bad back you say, well you were wrong

With piles you were wrong too

I thought I'd wind and I was wrong

and now I've followed through!

Submitted: Sunday, June 10, 2012
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  • Heather Wilson (6/10/2012 2:37:00 PM)

    Oh, that was so funny, I loved the punch line, well at least I wasn`t eating while I read it.lol (Report) Reply

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