The Surgery Poem by David Wood

The Surgery

Rating: 5.0

'Tis a modern surgery
But the waiting room
Chairs are sad
With the tiredness
Patients feel

The drip drip drip
Of the clock
And the in-house
Messages on
A wall screen
Add to the weariness

After an eternity you
Are called and
Tests are made

And they like you so
Much they want
You to come back
Then you disappear
Back into the dull
Cold afternoon

As if nothing happened

Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Topic(s) of this poem: doctors
Dr Dillip K Swain 30 November 2022

I can sense the drip.drp.drip sound of the clock.

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LeeAnn Azzopardi 30 November 2022

David this is a very powerful poem Bravo Top 5

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Anjandev Roy 30 November 2022

Relevant it....thank u, dear friend....

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Bri Edwards 03 December 2022

drip, drip! ? In U.S. I'll say tick, tick : ) bri As in my previous comment, I feel this 'Surgery' means a doctor's office, NOT a place where medical operations/surgeries are performed (usually) . bri

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David Wood 03 December 2022

Yes, tick, tick is what you'd say in America, but as a poetical expression I was thinking of Salvador Dali's Melting Clocks and 'tip' seemed to drip, drip like a dripping tap. Poetry is another art form just as the impressionist artists were like Dali.

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Bri Edwards 03 December 2022

ALERT: In the U.K. 'surgery' often has 'the meaning of the place where a GP works. In Australia and New Zealand, the place where a GP works is more often called a ‘Medical Centre' or ‘Clinic' or even just ‘Doctors'.' [ G.P. = general practitioner doctor ]

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David Wood 03 December 2022

Yes, there are many terms to use to 'see the doctor'. I chose surgery as my medical centre carries out a wide variety of non invasive tests and treatments.

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Richard Wlodarski 01 December 2022

David, you've perfectly summed up the hospital atmosphere. However, last year I had surgery for the very first time...and I feel like a totally new person. I'll take that totally dismal atmosphere any day for a new lease on life!

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Nabakishore Dash 01 December 2022

True picture of surgery room.I really dislike and try my best to avoid visiting hospital because of the boring waiting.Nicely written poem really.

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M.J. Lemon 01 December 2022

Powerful words....because as you go from one to the the next, you creep closer to truth.

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