Learn More

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

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Things aren't always as they seem to be. by chris dawson )

Enter the verification code :

  • Rookie 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

Read all 1 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. A Child's Christmas in Wales, Dylan Thomas
  2. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  3. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  4. Christmas Trees, Robert Frost
  5. Mistletoe, Walter de la Mare
  6. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  7. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  8. No Man Is An Island, John Donne
  9. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  10. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou

Poem of the Day

poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Duality!, SALINI NAIR
  2. Christmas Carol, Luo Zhihai
  3. ~Honesty~, E Nigma
  4. The Carwasher, Tony Adah
  5. गोरबो इसिँनिफ्राइ -98, Ronjoy Brahma
  6. I Miss (The Little Things), Michael P. McParland
  7. Dr. Hans Dilcher, Edward Kofi Louis
  8. I Love You So Deeply, Michael P. McParland
  9. I Love You So, Michael P. McParland
  10. '' Death Can't Be Undone '', bri mar
[Hata Bildir]