Christopher Higginson

Rookie - 0 Points (16 April 1944 / Salisbury Rhodesia)

Surgical Threat - Poem by Christopher Higginson

He was in his latter years
With heart now feeling sore
The Doctor said, “Now it appears
You need a heart re-bore!
I’ll send you to a specialist
To verify conclusions
He’s a haematologist
And also does intrusions.”

The old man found that providence
Played a hand that day
Because of the coincidence
Which happened in this way
The man that he was sent to see
Was his begotten son
Who had a medical degree
Consultant number one!

So when preparing for the Op
He eyed his son the surgeon
And said “Now son if I should drop
Don’t want for you to burgeon
All your life, what might have been
If you now end my ways:
Mother comes to live with you
For all her natural days! ”


Comments about Surgical Threat by Christopher Higginson

  • (10/18/2006 12:22:00 PM)

    This is a terrific poem too.
    'You screw this up, Ma comes
    to live with YOU'; -): -): -)
    You have a keen sense of humor
    and the ridiculous. We need MORE
    poems from you, more more....
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Poem Edited: Wednesday, October 20, 2010


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