by Dave Colvinson
Should you ever find yourself
In distant lands or foreign scenes
And notice, much to your chagrin
The faintest of internal screams
Pay heed, dear friend! Do not ignore!
Cast away the very idea!
Resist the urge to shrug it off
As Traveler’s Diarrhea
The warning signs are obvious
And you’d do well to give them heed
A temperature spike of ninety-nine
The inability to feed
A body wrought with aches and pains
All these signals do incite us
Take action now, make no delay!
I’m afraid it’s Appendicitis!
Congratulations! Off you go!
One ultrasound and two X-rays
Blood work, urine tests, monitors
Get comfy! You’ll be there for days!
It’s true you may being to fret
When they remove all of your clothes
And you may shriek when given pills
Inserted where pills seldom go
But do not fret! You’ll make it through
Despair will surely be your folly
If hope itself seems nearly spent
Fear not! Just call on ***** Paulley!
Was ever there a friend so dear
As she who sleeps on tiny cot?
Who makes you smile when all seems bleak
And helps you hobble to the “pot”?
And so when all is said and done
Dear Traveler, do not lose heart
But perhaps in future journeys try
To return home with all your parts
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Posted by DAve and JAnie at 12:44 PM