The annual check-up

Suppositories and cooling anal sprays

a salve to spread on painful bleeding graze 

Tablets, potions and who really knows

what ails me with that thing that slowly grows

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This getting old oft has its benefits

but sometimes it can be the bloody pits

Some things grow whilst others swiftly shrink

I ask the doc what do you really think?

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He’s often noncommittal and he says

What ails you I can only ever guess

His bedside manner is beyond the pale 

I only hope I live to tell the tale!

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I say “It’s really good to be alive”

Same time next year he says – if you survive!

40 thoughts on “The annual check-up

      1. Faculties? I didn’t even realise I was on the college. ☹️ perhaps I should retire now while I’m ahead. Sorry, Peter what were you saying?

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  1. Oh, my! We can all relate to this poem, Peter! Growing well-seasoned is not for sissies, as they say. Not sure who “they” are…I guess some people way older than we are! 😉 😀
    I sure hope you are well! I always send prayers, best wishes, and healing thoughts your way.
    (((HUGS)))

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  2. Oh Peter, this made me chuckle. I think someone needs to have a word with this doc about his bedside manner! Though I do hope you yourself are keeping well. Thank you for sharing with us. Take Care. KL ❤

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  3. The last time I asked my doctor about a weird spot she calmly said “at your age all sorts of weird things will appear on your skin.” Not what I was wanting to hear, but at least she was brutally honest.

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