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Yes mine is but a sorry tale thatís filled with nervous dread.
Where all I see, my destiny, are ailments ahead.

Thermometers are poorly made. These cheap, defective sticks.
They never seem to rise above a ninety-eight point six?

My lungs are filled with greenish phlegm. My heart beats when it can.
The tumor in my brain still grows despite my healthy scan.

I take two pills at nine a.m., then take three more at five.
At two a.m. I wake myself to see if Iím alive.

Regrettably, sciatica has robbed me of my stance.
I know my schizophrenia is starting to advance.

Iím sure my prostate is diseased. Iíve known since it began.
My doctor says it couldnít be because Iím not a man.

Iím hypersensitive to light, intolerant of dairy.
My nurse says that Iím doing fine and I say ďoh, contrary!Ē

I wrote my will when I was five, for any day Iíll croak.
I could develop Legionnaires, or drop dead of a stroke.

I donít believe the specialists when they say I am well.
Cuz Mr. Death is at my door and wants to ring the bell


------
Kelly Ann Malone


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The following comments are for "The Hypochondriac's Lament"
by kellygirl

The Hypocondriacs lament
very well written, I think we have all felt like that at times......Morganth

( Posted by: Morganth [Member] On: December 21, 2003 )

Blast from the Past
Just wondered if you are still around and how you are feeling now?

Ivor

( Posted by: ivordavies [Member] On: July 22, 2013 )

Good PR
This goes rather well with your Bio as Project Analyst
in Cancer Research ... .. It will give the patients something to think about

( Posted by: Fairplay [Member] On: July 24, 2013 )

Hey Doc...I've got this pain.....
Oh my God...this sounds exactly like my mother-In-Law! She outlived every Doctor she ever had (too many to count!) She died at the ripe old age of 94...healthy to the end ecept for the Pnemonia that finally did her in!

Loved this little ditty...really made me smile!

Bea

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: July 30, 2013 )





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