I went to see the doctor on the day ‘fore yesterday.
The appointment was at eight o’clock to see what he would say.

I waited in his office for, oh just about two hours;
so, by the time I saw his face, my mood had turned quite sour.

He sent me to the clinic, he said, “Need tests right away!”
Concern was showing on his face. “What’s wrong?” He wouldn’t say.

He said they had a spot that they were holding just for me –
they’d need some blood for testing, and, oh yes, I’d have to pee.

I guzzled down some water ’cause I didn’t feel the need.
The doctor said to hurry up, his words I had to heed.

I raced the hallways like a pro, got there in record time.
My presence was announced to all, I heard the doorbell chime.

The nurse told me to take a seat ’cause they would soon see me.
I hoped that she was right because I really had to pee.

An hour went by, I saw the clock, and then it closed on two.
I waddled to the counter saying this will never do.

She handed me a little cup It was made for man … not me.
She told me where the bathroom was, at least I’d get to pee.

While I was gone, my name was called, but I just wasn’t there;
and, someone new had just walked in and sat down in my chair.

Why had the doctor raced me there for me to sit around?
The fear inside me built up speed, my heart began to pound.

Well, it came a time, my name was called, they got around to me.
I waited ’til my blood was drawn, then back – the doc to see.

While waiting there, all thoughts of doom were going to full swing,
blood pressure raised to the danger point, my ears began to ring.

Now many hours later and my nerves a total wreck,
the doctor said, “Good news for you, all normal in your check!”

© 2019, Barb Henson. All rights reserved.

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Barb Henson
I love to read and swim, even more I love to write poetry. I love challenges and I write to let people know they are not alone in this world they travel in. God is a big part of my life and has been since the day He stopped me from trying to end it.
Hurry Up, But Wait
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4 thoughts on “Hurry Up, But Wait

  • March 22, 2020 at 6:13 pm

    Hi, Barb,
    Waiting is never fun, but when you’re waiting on pins and needles, the time just creeps by.

    This was a lovely poem with a sense of tension and mystery. I was SO happy when your test results came back and everything was clear.

    Thank you for sharing,


  • June 11, 2019 at 4:22 am

    I just gave you a nice long review, Barb, and it disappeared! I really enjoyed your poem and totally understand your frustration at the amount of time kept waiting. I’m just thrilled that your results came back negative! A time for celebration! Well done, my friend. xx

  • June 11, 2019 at 4:19 am

    I can quite relate to this, Barb, the waiting room is aptly named. This was a very well written poem about your time at the doctors. Your poem is excellent, my friend, and I’m so pleased the tests proved negative. Sandra xx

  • June 10, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    G’day, Barb

    I don’t get the chance to review much nowadays because I’m so busy, but I’m glad I caught this one. I am so pleased that your tests were normal. As far as the poem goes, it’s a fine piece of poetry and has great vivid imagery. I felt your pain and frustration when I read along.

    Oh, and how do you like the new author biography box at the bottom of the post? I put your bio in there today. Let me know if you need it edited and I’ll do it for you.

    Great job, mate.

    Cheers Fez

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