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  Nothing Else To Do
by andrea coltman
Friday, March 18, 2005
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Nothing Else To Do


I wasn’t really aware

That I’d been here before

But I soon realised

When he opened the door

I sat and gazed out the window

And couldn’t understand why

That in a matter of minutes

A duck flew by


He made his way to where

I sat and pulled up

A very rickety chair

Then he looked at me

Vacantly: I felt uneasy

But I forced a smile

And then, after a coffee

He talked for a while

About this and that

Why Maggie wears a hat

Why Bernard Manning is so fat

Why Tommy Cooper says, “Howzat.”

And why Sylvester is a cat.


It really was uninteresting

In fact, I was positively

Bored. So I told him so

And went to watch TV


The next hour I was back in

The same chair and that is

Where he found me dying

You see I took an overdose;

There’d been nothing else

To do except sit

Waiting for him, you

Know that psychiatrist


©    Andrea Coltman







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Reviewed by Denise Edwards 3/22/2005
I second Robert's suggestion.
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 3/21/2005
harsh, but far too real
your mind has that funny way of doing it to us
it can be over-came
real so to real
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 3/21/2005

Agree with 'Jude' - hope that this was fiction ... will be praying!!


Reviewed by Phillip William Allen 3/20/2005
Run out in the rain all nakey and regain yourself from the beginning. Feel the water and grass between your toes, and each tiny sting of the rain drops. When life has you back in the corner you have to kick the wall down and escape back to being just you.
Reviewed by jude forese 3/20/2005
i hope this was fiction, if not continue therapy ...
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/18/2005
Andrea I agree with Sue, I know you do too.
I'm hoping and praying for you! Keep writing
Let us hear from you! Love, Eileen
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 3/18/2005
Andrea, hope this is just a poem. If not you got my number..USE IT...
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/18/2005
Very sad reading Andrea!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Sue Hess 3/18/2005
this is indeed sad...and it can happen if we wait for someone else to give us the answers that are already inside everyone. if it feels wrong...if it is bad for your body, your mind.. it is bad...period. of course as so many of us know, the blackness often blots out everything else
Reviewed by Dale Clark 3/18/2005
Wow Andrea! That is so sad.
It's not about you is it?
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 3/18/2005
Quite a powerful poetic piece and statement here, Andrea.
Reviewed by Edwin Larson 3/18/2005
Good write...enjoyed...hope it's not about you..
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