Pain

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The discussion today at d’Verse Poets Pub was whether humor should be used in poetry. I love humorous poetry and enjoy writing it from time to time. I wrote this one a few years ago after another expensive trip to my dentist. Enjoy…
The Thrill of the Needle & Drill
Here I sit in the dentist’s chair
Waiting for my gum to get numb
It’s a place I avoid for the needles and pain
Are some things from which I run
When the needle went in
I did not feel a thing
But the idea still makes me cringe
My mind goes berserk and the memories kick in
Each time I see that syringe
I sat in the chair getting numb to my hair
Awaiting Dr. Hudson’s return
I wait there in dread feeling numb in my head
Helpless with a faraway yearn
Passing the time till the dreaded encounter
The hygienist jokingly said
Since you’re numb in the head and everything’s dead
Your nose could be pierced instead
We talked of tattoos and ear piercings too
Growing old will be a wild wonder
When all those tattoos we love when they’re new
Get pulled and stretched all asunder
How odd to me what some people go through
Piercings // extreme pain just to be blue
Arms legs and nipple rings too
And in places you mama never knew
“Ah,” I told her, “That pain’s not for me
My threshold is way too low
When I want to suffer and be tortured and bled
I go to the dentist instead.”

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All Tricks

 
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What happens when your teeth fall out? This afternoon I sat down to take a break with a cookie and a glass of tea. On the last bite one of my front caps popped off leaving me looking pretty scary. On Monday, I will see if my dentist can glue it back on before Halloween makes it permanent!! It is either laugh or cry, so for Frank Tassone’s Haikai today, it’s a Renga that hopefully will make you smile instead of cry!

All sad tricks today

Halloween came too early

Makes my dentist smile

Chewing cookies with cap apps

Made me a jack-o-lantern

Perhaps I should wait

Till the children come by

Give them a big smile

Making it a real fright night

No need to buy a pumpkin

With that toothless smile

Perhaps my candy will last

‘Till the last one screams

Running frightened down the street

More candy for me to eat

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To rot out more teeth!!

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My Least Favorite Place

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Where is your least favorite place to go? For me it is the dentist. While at the dentist one day I had a conversation with the hygienist while waiting for the inevitable drilling! I have always had sad experiences when it comes to my teeth. This humorous poem is one way I make light of the psychological and physical pain. A smile for your day!

The Thrill of the Needle & Drill

Here I sit in the dentist’s chair

Waiting for my gum to get numb

It’s a place I avoid for the needles and pain

Are some things from which I run

When the needle went in I did not feel a thing

But the idea still makes me cringe

My mind goes berserk and the memories kick in

Each time I see that syringe

I sat in the chair getting numb to my hair

Awaiting Dr. Hudson’s return

I wait there in dread feeling numb in my head

Helpless with a faraway yearn

Passing the time till the dreaded encounter

The hygienist jokingly said

Since you’re numb in the head and everything’s dead

Your nose could be pierced instead

We talked of tattoos and ear piercings too

Growing old will be a wild wonder

When all those tattoos we love when they’re new

Get pulled and all stretched asunder

How odd to me what some people go through

Piercings extreme pain just to be blue

Arms legs and nipple rings too

And in places you mama never knew

“Ah,” I told her, “That pain’s not for me

My threshold is way too low

When I want to suffer and be tortured and bled

I go to the dentist instead.”

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Photo: Dwight L. Roth