Hypochondria

by Daniel   Jan 15, 2019


I once had a headache,
Googled the answer,
it diagnosed me
with brain cancer;

my doctor told me not
to self diagnose,
like when I found a
lump inside my nose,

(In fact, it left with relative
ease; the tumour was a rumour,
it was all over with a
sneeze),

It hurts to pee,
HIV!
blood test said
there was nothing
wrong with me...

I drank a lot,
liver failure,
the coma I envisioned
was but a hangover -

Every pain, every sore,
chest, head, or back -
if there’s one thing I am,
it’s a hypochondriac.

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  • 1 year ago

    by Guilty By Design

    This put a little smirk on my face, kinda reminds me of my mom lol great work

  • 1 year ago

    by CRAFTY KEN

    Nice write Danny, my kind of humor, sorry I didn't post sooner, but was just up in a ballooner- Ha ha

    • 1 year ago

      by Daniel

      Appreciate the words, I know the poem’s quite absurd, but it’s nice to know you cared ;)

  • 1 year ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Loved this humorous view on hypochondria and the perils of self diagnosis :) Milly x

    • 1 year ago

      by Daniel

      Thanks everyone :) the struggle is real! Just (tried) to bring some humour into it haha

  • 1 year ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Although I feel sorry for those poor souls who imagine the worst, it is poems like this that puts the fun back into life. In a world of serious issues, we need laughter - even if it comes from a warped sense of humour.

    Nice piece.

  • 1 year ago

    by Michael

    Nicely said in a jestful rhyme Daniel. i feel its worse living alone. I worry that no one would know if i slipped up, so to speak :) M

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