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A Rude Awakening
by David J Knight
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One of the reasons I've not written anything for a while is explained here.


Struggle to awake, but must as nature calls

Yawn, stretch out wide and scratch my balls

Why the latter? Suppose itís because I can

Just one of those things about being a man.


Must have been a one hell of a night

Canít even manage to count to two right

Even my simple math has gone awry

Three spheres I feel, thatís one too high


Better pop down to see the Quack

Need to get this worry off my back

Iím sure heíll say itís a simple cyst

Thatíll evaporate like a morning mist


He agrees but with just a minor doubt

So hospital beckons to check it out

To confirm his professional decision

Iíll need to have just a small incision.


Lying abed in paper gown dressed

Watching the needle slowly pressed

Donít get chance even sleep to fight

Before out, as the proverbial light


That is when my mind had to stop

So I recall nought of the actual op

Coming around some later time

Distinctly feeling none too fine


Eyelids still closed tight, I hear them walk

Stepping up to my bed to begin their talk

Deep voice speaks ďDidnít like what we found

Removed the lot, but now he should be soundĒ


My eyes open wide in instant dread

Voice shaking I implore, ďThe lot you said?Ē

ďWe cut off your left one and the tumour too.

Iím really sorry! Itís all we were able to doĒ


Fortunately the tumour didnít get too far

Iím recovered now, except for the scar

Iím amazed at how I began to feel

As those around me helped me heal


Now when I wake and count up to one

I smile, remembering how it could have gone

Compared with what the Big C can cost

Iím OK! After all itís only one ball Iíve lost



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Reviewed by Maxi Licklan (Reader)
Sorry to hear you have had to go through this. Things like this make you realise how short and precious life is. A relief you aught it when you did. Hope the rest of the year is much much kinder to you.
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
Sorry to hear that, but I am glad you are okay and that you are back
God Bless
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Oh I am sorry to hear this David... I did wonder what happened to is better than nothing...but the most important thing is You buddy!!

You are okay and I am so glad to hear!!

Warm Hugs and Love Tinka
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson
sorry to hear about the ordeal. so great you can write so soon with a sense of wry humor!
Reviewed by jude forese
you have a fantastic sense of humor for someone overcoming the big C ...
Reviewed by E T Waldron
David, sorry to hear this, but glad you are up and around now! Sure hope all the best for you and I'll keep you in prayer. Really liked the way you did the poem;-) Top notch!..All the best to you...Eileen
Reviewed by Tami Ryan
It's a good thing you went to get it checked out - better now than later. And the writing about it sure is cathartic. I'll keep you in my prayers.

Blessings to you,

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