Needles

Needles

You won’t come
to very much harm
when nurse sticks a needle
in your arm.

The nurse is nice,
the needle’s bright
and you know things
will turn out right.

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Sometimes, things go
a little bit wrong,
but side effects
don’t last too long.

You needn’t fret,
you needn’t frown
until they ask you
to lie down.

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If nurse’s eyes
light up with glee,
if she strops the needle
on her knee,

if she sneaks up to you
from behind,
the needle’s blunt
but never mind.

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You’ll be out of there
before you can squawk
and a walking stick
will help you walk.

11 thoughts on “Needles

  1. Hey Roger. Hahahahaaaa! That was fun, black humour! Your friend, Chuck

    On Mon, May 16, 2016 at 1:49 PM, rogermoorepoetdotcom wrote:

    > rogermoorepoet posted: “Needles You won’t come to very much harm when > nurse sticks a needle in your arm. The nurse is nice, the needle’s bright > and you know things will turn out right. Sometimes, things go a little bit > wrong, but side effects don’t last too long. You needn’t fr” >

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    • I thought twice about putting it up just for that reason and nearly didn’t. Then I thought: well, really there aren’t young yellow-beaked people-birds among my followers. Certainly I have never had any problems with the needles I have received. I always told my daughter the truth. When she first went to the dentist for a needle he told her “Now, this is the magic wand.” She looked at him and said “No it’s not. It’s a needle.” She never had any problems either. The bad old days of blunt needles are over (I hope). I think I was the 54th in a long line all waiting to be injected with the same needle, a long time ago, in my youth. That’s when they did get blunt and there were no throwaways.

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  2. Roger, You are bringing back memories of long ago.
    When I was at university, we were scheduled for chest X-rays to check forTB. As we queued up in the quadrangle, some clueless idiot asked, quite simply, if it would hurt. What an opportunity for mayhem.
    Some wag, also in the line-up, and with a keen sense of humour, turned to the idiot, and without cracking a smile said loudly, for us all to hear; ‘Nah, it won’t hurt a bit once the electrodes have gone into your chest.’ As he said that, he used his forefingers to indicate the electrodes going into his own chest at about nipple height.
    There were a lot of dry mouths about then.
    Another priceless moment.

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