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A queue in the hall

A queue in the hall

I watch the clock on the wall as I sit on a seat along a queue in the hall.. waiting, anticipating until it is my turn, watching the seconds of the minutes as I yearn.. minutes seem like hours as I hear the tick.. tick, tock of that clock that is getting on my wick

“Mr Finley” I hear the receptionist yell.. no this is not me tho I am as sick as hell.. there is silence in the room, only the sound of the clock.. this dog-gone queue is a laughing stock..yet another thirty minutes or more goes by as the silence is shattered with a toddler’s cry.. two hours and thirty minutes now.. how much longer.. “Holy cow!”

“Mrs Tait” but I am far away in another world and on a different day.. “Mrs Jill Tait” I get a poke, “Oh my God” I say “Thanks” to the observant bloke.. “Hello Jill I am sorry for your delay”, Doctor Miller looks at me in a caring way.. “Yes thank you Doctor my wait time did fly by” does he know that I am telling a lie.. “I made this appointment a week ago, that’s when I had a pain in my neck you know, but to tell you the truth it has gone away.. I shall bid you farewell until another day”

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A Lonely Journey

Jilliputian, 
So true! So true! 
Once, when I had a shattered femur, I waited so long that it healed, and then when I got in there, the doctor's and nurses all laughed at me, and said I was faking, and made me feel awful. Eventually, after much ridicule, I removed my femur, and struck them over the head repeatedly, until it broke, and then said 'Hey, does it look broken now??!!' Then they said it was time for them to go to lunch, and I'd have to go back to the waiting room to be called again. I was hungry, too, but never ended up getting a lunch! I think they had tacos. 
Anyway, that's my doctor story. I hope it was enjoyable for you. 
Over. 
AND I really liked your poem! 

Matthew. 

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Jill Tait

Hahaha I hate queues as well as winter lol 🤣🤣💙💙❤️

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A Lonely Journey

Agreed! 
I'm not that big on F's either. Q's are so pretentious because they always have to have those u's after them, it's annoying. F's on the other hand, don't require a u, but are often followed by a vowel, which is annoying, also. I'm not sure why we're so angry at letters today, but I think it's good to vent our anger towards the alphabet, rather than other people, don't you? 
Thanks for the memories. 
Matthew. 

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A Lonely Journey

Jillian, 
Which one is you in the picture above? Is it the really annoyed lady? Or the one holding the yellow lottery ticket? I like your picture guessing games. 
Thanks, 
M. 

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Hi Jill....I got a good chuckle with all of Matthew's comments...He is hilarious...lol.....I hate doctors and the waiting forever too...and it is always when you are so sick that you are made to wait the longest and almost die before attended to...I don't even feel it is worth going anymore, because I am always wrongly diagnosed....sigh...I can relate.  xo Love n Hugs

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