by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Wednesday, November 12, 2003
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The therapists were really good at their job. I mean, REALLY good at their job. :)
wilford hall medical center
at lackland air force base
in san antonio, texas
look of pain on my face
i was in the hospital
due to an injury
i would rather not be here
if it were up to me
i injured my back again
i didn't have a choice
see, against the higher ranks
i did not have a voice
so, they made me a patient
they performed test after test
they wouldn't leave me alone
i just wanted some rest
blood test this one that one too
i just wanted to hide
the worst one was yet to come
that one left me cross-eyed
they came for me one morning
was time for an x-ray
what now--o, a myelogram
"this should blow you away"
meaning, it was gonna hurt
"will you sign this release"
there is just a slight, slight risk
you could wind up DECEASED
this test, it isn't no fun
wound up with a headache
compared to the last time, though
i breezed through (piece of cake)
no seizures, no reaction
like the last time i had it
still, i didn't feel that good
tell the truth, felt like...spit *grins*
stayed in bed for nine long days
til my head quit hurtin'
i was beggin' fer relief
i'll tell you fer certain
you've a pinched nerve, doc told me
i could have told him that
see, i've been through this before
(stupid doc--the polecat)
they put me into p.t.
maybe they'd stretch it out
the only thing p.t. did
was make me scream and shout
for four months i went through this
in torture one-oh-one
therapists like to killed me
they coulda used a gun
bent in diff'rent positions
i'd never seen before
"now we want you to do this"
(i'll pass out on the floor)
this what they mean, head up ass
but i kept my mouth shut
"we'd like you to touch your toes"
you want me to do WHAAAAT
o, the pain, o, man, the pain
i hollered, screamed and yelled
i'm sorry that i did that
they thought i was a pretzel!!
(C) karla dorman, 2003
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|Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper
|yes good funny sense of humor Karla, aa joy to read a good sense of humor, funny. cheers. G|
|Reviewed by Oirdheirc Mor (Reader)
|I phoned the doctors surgery last week; to make an appointment with Doctor W. sorry Doctor W. has been dead ten years okay no problem, how about Doctor Y. sorry gone too. All the names I knew seemed to be dead,
Anyway Mr M. you have not been near us for twenty years, Just as well says I tersely, you crowd cannot even look after yourselves.
When the humour goes, that is when the real problemís starts.
Glad to see yours is still intact.
|Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa
|superb Karla..just fantastic..WOW!!!
|Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader)
|Poor Baby, you always turn things in life, even the painful ones into poetry.|
|Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson
|Great wit used to explain a painful situation, Karla. And yet, I sobbed at your painful descriptions. Moving write! God Bless you!|
|Reviewed by Mark Rockeymoore
|grrrl, you are s-trong! i know this, through your writing and through the sure knowledgge i have that to experience such things is to go beyond where most do, which gives you a perspective upon life that most do not have...continue to share with us, your ineffable humor and light! write on!|
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|Painful but enjoyable kinda funny read Karla!!
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|I have been thru that myself, maybe not as extreme, since the military kinda has you in their clutches and can do as they please, and most of the time do...I am sorry anyone has to live thru pain in any way...my two discs are not much of a problem, once in awhile I feel a tingling in my left thigh, but nothing to speak of too strongly. Karla, and Karen, I am so sorry I cannot do anything to ease your pain, or else I would do so in a heartbeat...Peace, ED & rufuz|
|Reviewed by Bianca Boonstra
|Sad write. Praying for you and your sister!|
|Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
|Doesnt sound to comfortable....God Bless
|Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
|The pole cat, hee, hee, I hate doctors & hospitals, but most men do.
Enjoyed karla........your friend...............Ron
|Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader)
|Karla those hospitals are really something....they cover their a--.....thats all it is...I had taken a stress test once and had to sign a paper that I may have a heart attack while on the test....oh...that made me feel real good....LOL....good strong write and I love your humor...it will get you through the tough times as will God...you are in my prayers....floria|
|Reviewed by Susan Sparks (Reader)
|LOL!!!! This brings up memories. I used to be a nurse's aide and pulled my back out one time. The damn therapist tried to kill me. I hurt worse AFTER the therapy than I did BEFORE. They get paid way too much.|
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|Karla my heart aches for you! Having been through similar, (not military;-)Wish I could wave a wand for you...This is a great write, made me feel the pain and cuss the doctor;-)...hope your okay now!|
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|what a funny write about a not so funny experience in your life! LOL still, you managed to keep your sense of humor intact (sarcastic, though, it CAN be at times!!)! that is the mark of a true writer, and you managed to make us laugh with this write, even through what must have been pure-t HELL! thank you so much for sharing! truly enjoyed~ also enjoyed the previous reviews! LOL (((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, karen lynn. :D LOL
|Reviewed by Jack Roberts
|Wow Karla, sounds like they put you through the ringer! Glad its behind you.
|Reviewed by Katy Walsvik
|My god, Karla.. in the face of all this 'gymnastic quackery' you maintained your sense of humor.. you had me giggling one minute and feeling damned guilty for it the next.. Now , that's what I call great writing! *grin*.. You are one helluva cool woman, you are! And this piece is fabulous! It will now sail off to my library.. love, katy xox.|
|Reviewed by A PAX
|oh god!!! You poor baby!!! but at least you kept your sense of human and came home to write about it...did it help?awwww...I hope you feel better...you certainally did make me smile tonight.....not at your agony but at your splendid spirit, i have seen time after time!!! You are a wonder woman!!!
this cracked me up
therapists like to killed me
they coulda used a gun
Must be that western thing you got going there lady!!!
pax and blessings to YOU