Richard Lackman

Veteran Poet - 1,206 Points (Philadelphia)

The Anxious Patient - Poem by Richard Lackman

I don't feel right
I'm sure this is the start of something bad
I know I'm right
I would not feel this way unless I had
Some bad disease
I only hope that Dr. Smith can find it
Put me at ease
Believe that there is something more behind it
I know before
That I have had so many false complaints
But this is more
I hope he won't approach me with restraint
His attitude
So cocky and his righteous indignation
His comments rude
I never understand his explanation
And now my head
Is throbbing like my stomach and my back
Oh how I dread
His typing while I only see is his back
I'm good as dead
I'm sure that this gets much worse by the hour
Put me in bed
Don't say you can't. I know you have the power
This won't take long
Believe me and just order lots of tests
I can't be wrong
Just say you ordered them at my behest
So I was right
He told me that all I have is a cold
I need to fight
This virus or pneumonia may take hold
I'll take his words
For now and I'll be sure to heed his warning
But what he heard
He'll hear again when I call in the morning.

Topic(s) of this poem: sickness

Form: Ballad


Comments about The Anxious Patient by Richard Lackman

  • Soran M. H (1/15/2020 1:06:00 PM)

    all these pack of poems talking about the medical issues and sickness, I hope you feel healthy forever, but as you have mentioned most illnesses are related some how to the psychology side of us, for that unique theme 10/10 excellent, and thank you for sharing these amazing piece of work with us (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020



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