I'm sorry you had to get your news in this fashion. Unfortunately a lot of Dr's don't have that empathy gene to convey heart ripping news to a patient. Your write was done wonderfully, good rhyming throughout and it flowed beautifully.
This was magnificent, a truly unique poem concept I've never seen before... I've honestly never thought of it, either. We most definitely are two quite different people (judging from your comment on my Nihilism poem, you care an awful lot and it seems I care less with each passing day), and going to the doctor I just want whatever it is to be told to me flat out. I think empathy is an important trait for a doctor, though; not only that, but to gauge and even ask for customer input. A doctor should tailor the experience to the person he/she is dealing with, especially seeing as appointment's tend to be expensive affairs these days. Some people, like yourself, can be traumatized by an apathetic diagnosis; while trying to fix health problems, it's best not to cause PTSD, too.
I hope that the news you got wasn't bad, and your words are wonderful- I'm glad your friend encouraged you to write; myself, as a stranger, encourage you to write more! :)
Sorry if I didn't make much sense throughout my comment; I am in a rambling sort of mood. My bad!
Hey thanks S, not at all rambling and easily understood. This was written in relation to being told, while pregnant, that my unborn child was "not compatible with life" ... they were wrong and he's now almost 17 but what a way to word such news!
I'm with you on the straight talking bit, but even I found that unnecessarily harsh! Lol
Thanks so much for your lovely comments and kind words ... I think you care more than you let on ;-) x