Sunday, 13 April 2008

Something she's not

Appointment booked, at quarter past nine,
Everything in order it was nearly time,
Face mask placed, only eyes appear,
Will she recognise and disappear?

In she enters the same old Grace,
No sign of difference on her face,
Extending my hand I greet her warm,
Stomach in knots, it’s causing a storm.

Once she’s settled within the chair,
Gums are numb, and drill prepared,
Work is started upon her teeth,
She feels no pain, just tugging beneath.

Last few touches, and mouth complete,
Passing her water to rinse and spit,
Can she be happy with all I’ve done?
Or wish she’d booked with a different one.

Glancing in the mirror, she stops in her tracks,
A toothless face is what stares back,
Trying to speak, but mouth still numb,
Dribble is all that can run from her tongue.

Once she was my dentist, but never trained ,
Finally Caught by the mistakes she made,
Thrown out permanently, brought to a stop,
Changing my profession, I took her job.

When Grace now smiles a reminder is seen,
All teeth extracted, only gums will gleam,
Her previous patients all got this sight,
When looking in the mirror they got the same fright.

Her pretence as a dentist, she caused so much pain,
This profession I qualified, certificates I gained,
Her x-rays did show, extraction wasn’t needed,
But Oops I’ve lost them, no evidence to prove this.


Sunil said...

Hi there,
Poetry is for the heart and ears. And your poetry qualifies to be one of the best i've read on the blogsphere.

A really nice blog.

Have a nice time. :)

Janice Thomson said...

I laughed out loud at the last line - too good Stacey! Love your humor :)

ANNA-LYS said...


I knew it, I knew it, You are not only a poet-nerd, You are a sadistic dentist, also!!!

Great poetry, my dear!

YOU got an award
to pick up at my blog :-D

(( hug ))

Stacey said...

Sunil, what a lovely compliment, thank you so much. I'm glad that you enjoy my poetry, thank you for coming over to my blog :-)

Janice, I'm glad that you like my humour, and at least you put your coffee down this time, so not to spill it (lol) ;-)

Alright Anna-Lys, I admit it, I am one, but only a sadistic one when others pretend to be a qualified dentist (they need to be taught a lesson)(lol) {:-#
A big thank you for my award Anna-Lys, which sits with pride in my side bar, the poet nerd is chuffed.. }:-)

Dave said...

I really enjoyed this poetry! I would have loved to have heard the news report of this one! :-)

Lyric4Verse said...

I really like this one...and thanks for the comments on my two recent posts, and I liked what you said too. About being a Romantic, and the second one about when a woman says she's not trying to be difficult- she "is" trying to be difficult.

angana said...

hey! thanks for dropping by..
yet another poem with so much underlying significance.. i really appreciate your topics.
great job :)

ozymandiaz said...

Oh, that bites!
I mean gums... he he
Talk about a comeupance. More than revenge, that is a reckoning.

Stacey said...

Keep an eye on the news,you never know it may just appear (lol).
Glad you enjoyed it and thank you for visiting :)

Rex, thank you,and your welcome :>

Thank you Exploring life, glad you appriciate the topics of my poems ;)

Sorry Ozy, forgot to put my false teeth in (LOL) :-#
Whatch out for those dentists ;-)

ANNA-LYS said...

You are most welcome!!!
I will check where You putted the award :-)

ANNA-LYS said...

Pretty !!!!

ANNA-LYS said...

It looks pretty on Your blog. The green dots around the "speaking cloud" matches Your "dot layout"

LOL sorry for my Swenglish <3

polona said...

oohhh... love your wicked humour :)

(brrr, dentists give me shivers!)

Tumblewords: said...

Too clever - love your work!

Andy Sewina said...

Ouch! sweet revenge... Love your blog!

Stacey said...

Anna-Lys it does look very pretty!
and there is NOTHING wrong with your Swenglish! {:->

Thank you Polona, believe me dentists have the same effect on me (lol) :-#

Tumblewords, thank you glad you like it! :¬)

Thank you Sweettalkingguy,revenge is sweet, as long as you cause no pain and NUMB the gums first (lol) ;+#

Anonymous said...

brilliant!!!!! i love your poetry! great!


Lyric4Verse said...

Thanks for the comment, and I agree.

ANNA-LYS said...

LOL Yes, I do have an excellent Swenglish pronunciation, don't I?
... and You know where to find my other hangouts ;-)

(( love ))

Sam!! said...


Hope you're well dear :)

Take care

Double "D" said...

Stacey, thanks for visiting my blog.
Love your poetry. I'll be visiting often

Stacey said...

Katie, thank you so much!

You're welcome Rex!

Yes Anna-Lys, your ppprrrron...... (sorry forgot to put my teeth in again) ;~# pronunciation is perfect! {;¬)

Thank you Samrina! :)

Double "D", so glad you like my poetry, and thankyou for visiting, look forward to seeing you back!

Eric Valentine said...

Revenge really can be sweet LOL :)

nice one Stacey..

Le Hornet said...

your funny, im going to add... im new in the blog world please feel free to pass by and comment.

Stacey said...

Thank you Eric and you're so right revenge is sweet! (lol) ;>

Le Hornet, thank you for stopping by my blog and glad you like my humour! I have left you a couple of comments on your site. :¬)

ANNA-LYS said...

Have a lovely weekend my dear poet-nerd <3