“i Am At The Hospital, Call You Later” Poem by Ranjit Ravindran

“i Am At The Hospital, Call You Later”

Rating: 4.3

I wanted to have a medical check-up,
To ascertain how healthy I was;
The next day when the sun was up,
I went to the hospital to find out my flaws.

My mobile phone blinked to my dad’s call,
In a restricted zone forbidden to answer;
To convey this I sent a message small,
“I am at the hospital, call you later.”

A call followed to my friend waiting outside,
From my alarmed father shaken to the core;
To enquire whether he was at my bedside,
Concluding that I was hospitalized for sure!

The word ‘hospital’ was the spoilsport,
That pressed the panic button;
Had I just messaged “call you later” in short,
It would have been happily taken!

28 SEP 2009,1: 20 AM

Nalini Hebbar 20 November 2009

the DOCOMO ad comes to mind...short and scary

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rago rago 10 November 2009

nicely written and the word hospital always struck panic in us..you see I never like and use the word hospital and hospitalised both the words disliked by me..your mother`s thinking of horrible diagnosing for some other disease also true in some other cases....fine write.........

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Stacey Watts 19 October 2009

Oh this brought to mind an incident that happened several years ago. I was on a trip and I called home to check on my parents. When I did my dad who had many strokes in the past informed me my mother was taken to the emergency room. I was 16 hours away and he hung up the phone never telling me what happened. This piece reminded me of that. Very well done. Excellent piece.

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Ranjit Ravindran 19 October 2009

@ Ms. Mamta Agarwal: I'll definetly consider that ma'am. Thank you.

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Mamta Agarwal 19 October 2009

I like your style and humour. obviously you found your flaw- the message to your father should have been short and written after due consideration. very good flow, and a lesson for all 10 Mamta

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Certain words/phrases ring a differently accentuated meaning to the reader. Different from what the speaker/writer intended…

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Brian Jani 07 July 2014

The word ‘hospital’ was the spoilsport, That pressed the panic button; , this is fantastic poetry keep it up

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Kannan G 24 March 2010

A nicely worded composition on how nicely worded all things should be. Keep writing. Best wishes.

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Pradyumna Jyotir 14 January 2010

This happens to us all of us all the times. The very word ' hospital ' evokes panic among us. The poem is humorous and touching at the same time. Keep up the good work.

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Mandara Pookal 05 December 2009

Looks like I am becoming a fan of your exceptionally expressive work. Keep writing, mandara

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