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Another Day At The Office

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White Ted looked flat;
that hair and pyjama bed smell.
She was getting heavier

My bleary eyes trying not to sleep.
Bone protruded from flesh,
blooded the seat and gearstick;

leaning in best I could
to cannulate, set up drip by torchlight
as Firefighters started cutting.
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Another Day At The Office
Monday, April 16, 2018
Topic(s) of this poem: home,job,stress,work

Another Day At The Office by Clive Culverhouse

This poem made the Long List of The Plough Prize for Poetry 2017 and reflects my time as an NHS Ambulance Paramedic.
When work and home collide - vividly - and it is difficult to switch off.

Robert Murray Smith 02 January 2021
Can one ever separate realities?
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Clive Culverhouse 02 January 2021
thanks for taking the time to comment on my poem Another Day At The Office, your attantion is very appreciated., ,
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Dr Antony Theodore 13 October 2020
She smiled and tightened her grip; I kissed her forehead still feeling the bitter cold. i put my daughter down heading for bed. a fine poem. tony
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Clive Culverhouse 16 October 2020
thanks for commenting on my poem Another Day At The Office, , much aprreciated, .
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Mahtab Bangalee 28 January 2019
acute power of love- Have a good day at school I said, fighting my tiredness./// lovely poem
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Clive Culverhouse 28 January 2019
thanks for supporting with your words., .
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John Beaton 16 September 2018
Tough job, Clive. Your poem vividly expresses how work-place tragedy spills over into family life, especially under the pressure of night-shifts. Concisely constructed.
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Clive Culverhouse 17 September 2018
Thanks for commenting, John
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Akhtar Jawad 10 May 2018
A nice reflection, loved its simplicity and style.
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Thanks for your comment Akhtar :)
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Anil Kumar Panda 01 May 2018
Seems so true. It is the end of the shift and one feels tired to enjoy with family and friends. Enjoyed.10+++
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Thanks for commenting Anil, appreciated..
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Lodigiana Poetess 16 April 2018
A tough job for anyone to do! must be difficult to just put to one side at the end of a shift..well written with appropriate imagery and good storytelling! .....10 Lodigiana
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Clive Culverhouse 16 April 2018
Thankyou, your comment is very much appreciated :)
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