Laurie hill


A Sorry Tale Of-The Flight Of A Needle-Phobic - Poem by Laurie hill

From hospital bed, I quietly slipped
determined and intent,
a quick look left, - a quick look right,
I sprinted to the gents.
my eyes, scanned, the corridor
ears set at fever pitch,
like radar on a high alert,
i was hiding from the witch
this was no lady of the lamp,
more a lady of the night,
stocking clad muscles rippling,
my god that girl could fight.
I heard her in the distance,
like a far off baying hound,
i made a break for freedom,
praying i would not be found,
then i spied her cronies,
standing guard at either door,
i backed away, retreated,
and slipped on polished floor
quick as a flash, back on my feet,
I powerwalked away,
Two nurses were in hot pursuit,
closing quickly on their prey
as i turned the corner,
I ducked into a room,
in haste I failed to notice,
she was waiting in the gloom,
she fixed me with her evil eye,
transfixed me with her stare,
I realized, just like a fool,
I'd fell into their snare,
they grabbed my arms and grabbed my legs,
threw me face down on a bed,
my face squashed deep in mattress,
As one sat, upon me 'ead,
The blunt javelin was lofted,
then stabbed into a cheek,
with face immersed in mattress,
I could barely raise a squeak
Off they strolled with laughter,
Leaving me to slowly limp,
again they were the victors,
in the hunting of the wimp: !


Comments about A Sorry Tale Of-The Flight Of A Needle-Phobic by Laurie hill

  • (10/25/2009 9:43:00 PM)

    The humorous Laurie is every bit as entertaining as the romantic Laurie. I would not mind having the whole collection, truly..(smile) (Report)Reply

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  • (9/15/2009 12:09:00 PM)

    Haha! A sharp piece of wit. Remember, Jesus says to turn the other cheek.. -chuck (Report)Reply

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  • Matt Mooney (8/27/2009 2:09:00 PM)

    What more can I say in the face of such witty and wily poetic craft except well done-and hard luck! (Report)Reply

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  • (8/10/2009 3:34:00 PM)

    This is an unexpected change of tone and, for me, illumines the futility of the attempted flight and the reality of the unescapable.

    my face squashed deep in mattress,
    As one sat, upon me 'ead,
    The blunt javelin was lofted,
    then stabbed into a cheek,
    with face immersed in mattress,
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  • (8/7/2009 8:07:00 AM)

    Humorous to us non needle phobics. my pet phobia is enemas (Report)Reply

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  • (8/6/2009 10:51:00 AM)

    Hahaha! Another delightful poem. You have a wonderful sense of humour.
    Irene
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  • (7/28/2009 8:58:00 PM)

    I get the point nice work 10 (Report)Reply

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  • (7/5/2009 8:13:00 AM)

    Absolutely my kind of write - witty, to the point, and a ring of truth for most of us. (Report)Reply

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  • (6/28/2009 2:36:00 PM)

    This is terrific, really loved your flow of rhymes, with a great story! (Report)Reply

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  • (6/16/2009 12:28:00 AM)

    A lighthearted piece of self deprecation delivered in a jolly rhythm and with a sharply pointed wit. This silly poem contains more than an ounce of truth, I'm sure. Great fun. Love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (Report)Reply

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  • Adeline Foster (5/4/2009 1:25:00 PM)

    Another good one. So refreshing from the love mush found on this site.
    Adeline
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  • (4/28/2009 8:01:00 AM)

    you scaredy cat, you... i should know.. i'm one too! =: O (Report)Reply

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  • (4/24/2009 1:38:00 PM)

    very well written, well done! (Report)Reply

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  • (3/26/2009 11:15:00 AM)

    A wonderful tale of needilitis lol, made me laugh, it is quite common to be afraid of needles, great write Laurie,

    10
    Lynda xx
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  • (3/23/2009 4:18:00 PM)

    HAHA! Reminded me of my younger self.. never did like the pin prick feeling.. A fantastic write capturing the sheer panic and fear I once knew all too well Bravo!

    Wendy
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  • (3/23/2009 1:43:00 AM)

    I love it! Absolutely and completely. Who wouldn't? The rhyme lets it romp along and I did with you, but I didn't slip like you. That would be foolish as I wouldn't want to be captive of such Tomfoolery. This had made my day! Absolutely wonderful work and more of it please! Karin Anderson (Report)Reply

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  • (3/16/2009 5:36:00 PM)

    if they still made 'Carry on' films this would make a fantastic script for an episode! Well well done. Laughter being the best medicine this made me well (Report)Reply

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  • (3/15/2009 6:01:00 AM)

    OMG As humerous as this Poem is.......
    Myself being a Needle Phobic Knows
    it is not at all a laughing matter.
    But one of unbelievable fear.
    I actually have nightmares about it now and then.
    When I had My First child
    I had a Nurse Like Hattie Jaques from the
    Carry on Films literally hold me down
    so they could inser a Drip into my arm
    Bloody Nightmare.
    In my dreams though they dont get me LOL
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  • (3/14/2009 6:27:00 PM)

    I Love It! ! ! It is just the right meter and told with suspense and rhyme and it is just perfect! I can see it right now. I had to laugh.
    thanks for trying your hand at humor. It is great! !
    Susan
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  • (3/13/2009 12:29:00 PM)

    This is so funny :) and i do sympathize as i am a needlephobic. Even as a child the nurses knew to sit me down before a shot as i would faint lol. Well done and your comedic talent shone thru. Who'd 'ave thunk it? lol (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 12, 2009



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