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Tuesday, 12 February 2008

RWP #14 "ode to the body"

I'M FIGHTING BACK
I've got a diagnostic army in my head
feels like soldiers made of plastic, tin and lead.
They are marching up and down to find my brain
and a chemical brigade invades my vein.
Ack-ack-ack, Ack-ack-attack! I'm fighting back!

Of course, when the diagnosis didn't work
they sent for the Neuro-Surgeon Doctor Burke.
Who wanted to drill a hole into my head
It's a simple operation, so he said.
Ack-ack-ack, Ack-ack-attack! I'm fighting back!

So I took my head to see another Quack
all he did was stick a needle in my back.
But hey, even if and when, they find my brain
I'll hide my mind, my soul, my memory lane.
Ack-ack-ack, Ack-ack- attack! I'm fighting back!

Next time they're going to scan me, front and back
but please, don't send me to that Quack 'Flat-tyre Jack!'
Ack-ack-ack, Ack-ack-attack! I won't come back!
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16 comments:

  1. hehe :D stay away from the quack!

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  2. Just Jen- I intend to stay well away from 'Flat-tyre Jack!'

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  3. Hi Anthony, I just read your post on the brain, really enjoyed it!

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  4. fun,fun,fun post :) Thanks.

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  5. Hi ul- Thanks, it was fun writing this too! But it's really hurting my head...

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  6. So funny! Don't know why but it made me think of "Gunga Din"...

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  7. Hi Chicklegirl- If I had a song in my head when I started writing this, it was 'Yackety Yack!' I think I've just got a bee in my bonnet now!

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  8. Thanks Steve, I was over at your blog this morning, it looks cool!

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  9. A fun poem! Lots of snappy rhymes, and alliteration.

    I'll be sure to avoid that quack like the devil. :)

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  10. Love the marching band refrain. Sets all the docs "off".

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  11. Hi Deb, Glad you liked it, I'm really trying to scare off the Doc's!

    Thanks Watermaid, I'm not giving up just yet!

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  12. Sorry, I got here late. I like that refrain very much!

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  13. I like it- very funny plus it "sounds like" a great punk song

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