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Are Doctors the gods they purport to be...?



Do they say the same to every patient?

Do they read from a card, or do they do it from memory?

You sir, are overweight, what else is new, yes I understand you’re blue,

Life has its ups and downs, maybe an idea would be to discover a new you…


Take from this what you may; rediscover your interest, while you partially pay,

Enjoy your life, you only have one, do doctors know this, I doubt that, no pun,

Are they psychic or just as psycho as we?

Do they put on and remove their pants in the same manner as me?

Are they as awed as we, when visiting the ocean, or watching a sunset so pretty?


What sets them apart from the “common” man, their education, their intelligence?

Should we just assume that they are the gods they purport to be?

Or should we be in awe of their abilities, so much they are above that of me…


Where did this poem come from and where is it going?

Don’t ask me, I am only the poet that has herein found a place to vent,

Have to go to the doctors today, have to pay on my body, the rent…


Oh goody, it’s starting to rain, a nice hour drive in the rain to the office,

So the doctor can poke and prod and stick their finger into my respective orifices,

Gee, doc, I usually have someone buy me dinner before I allow them to do that…J

                © ed – 3/27/04






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Reviewed by Robert Blackwell (Reader) 3/27/2004
Whoo man, that last line says it all -- and to think that WE pay THEM to do those kinds of things to us?! Sheesh!

What a riot of a write!
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/27/2004
(((ed and rufuz)))

hey--karen stole my line! but it's God's truth--especially if they're government doctors (v.a. docs)--i am eligible for care at v.a. facilities, but wouldn't take my dead ANYTHING there--horrible

docs are human--there ARE a few good ones out there, the best one i ever had was the air force's top neurosurgeon when i had back surgery (1983)--caring, compassionate...if all of them could be like dr. hugh moncrief, the medical system would be in far better shape. (instead of picking on us that are out of shape...maybe they need to fix themselves first before taking on the rest of the world???) and they ain't worth the millions they earn, too many patients are injured or killed each year by medical malpractice--scary to contemplate

you touched a raw nerve on this one, ed--hope it gets better (and you get better, too)

(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :)
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/27/2004
O boy did you find any gold today......or did you fart it off to!!

Hope you are okay.....did you have to bye preperation-H.........hehehe!!

Yiop I agree with Katy....go for a Pee before you read "Id" Ed's poetry!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/27/2004
That is why they call it "practicing medicine"--they ain't perfected it yet!!

LOL funny write, but I do not consider doctors as gods! I do think there are some who THINK they are, but they are nothing more than human beings with a degree to "help" people! (And some should NOT be doctors; they don't know WHAT in the HECK they are doing! Which is why I stay away; all they want is money, and money is one thing I don't have a LOT of!)

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(

Good write!
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 3/27/2004
Ok, Eddy, me love... I have now learned something very important: NEVER READ YOU WHEN I HAVE TO PEE!! OH, yes, I made it in time, but I'm still chuckling ... just more "relieved" .. LOL. Now I have one question: your doctor works on Saturdays??? Yikes! Thank you for once again for not having any second thoughts about what to write... you give us the most endearing and enchanting "slice of life" stuff and I love it! (go easy on badmouthing the rain... sigh... I love the stuff!) Be well Eddy, me sweet.. hehe.. katy xox.
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 3/27/2004
that last line got my falling off my chair Ed..
But the reality of it is that I have a hard time
trusting many of them....there are great drs out
there...just have to find them....I have had some
bad many I could write a book...
good write... floria..
Reviewed by andrea coltman 3/27/2004
Having had a checkered career as an inpatient I have often asked the same questions but not with such skill...great wishes Andrea
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 3/27/2004
Go for the gold - ask for dinner, and a movie!
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 3/27/2004
Sometimes we wonder what the doctors know. They see so many patients everyday, my guess is that sometimes they do make assumptions very quickly.

Good luck to you!

~ Sandie Angel a.k.a. May Lu ~
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