A really awfully boring day.

We had barely got rid of the bags when they were replaced by a ditch.


It is that time of month again
I had to sit and wait in vain,
For in-vein jabbing to extract,
To phial, some of my blood, so fact
Of the results be placed on file;
But, finally, it did get done,
Four phials for testing did get run
I wait on tenterhooks the while
They test results can reconcile
And send to the oncologist,
To make more cash, hand over fist,
Before he can hand over list
Of counts emerging from the tests
And whether we get rid of pests;
Meanwhile we did have other fun,
Our pavement has been overrun
With workmen busy digging trench
For fibre-optics, did I mench?
They tried to drill under the drive,
But wouldn’t go, though they did strive,
So trench extended had to be
In front of garages, you see;
Well, from machine some money drew,
For all the things I had to do,
Filled car with petrol so that it
Won’t suffer from a stalling fit;
And to the locksmiths then I went,
To fix gate padlock my intent;
They stalled me: said I must return,
Per phone I would, that fixed, would learn;
For latest dog a harness bought,
To fit it, then, I vainly sought,
All twisted it came out of pack;
I did not want to take it back;
Took it apart so it could be
Put back together acc’rately,
A task involving many tools,
The while I grumbled, ‘Utter fools!’
And took young Loki for a walk
With patience when he tried to balk,
Or when he showed a quite absurd
Fixation on a long-dead bird;
Well, that about sums up my day,
As you can see, not much to say!

© July 2019 Colonialist

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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11 Responses to A really awfully boring day.

  1. Widdershins says:

    That would’ve been quite the day even without the bloodletting. 🙂 … hope all test results will be to your satisfaction.

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  2. libraschild says:

    just truly sounds like one of those days!


  3. Calmgrove says:

    Ditto the above best wishes.
    Have you thought, by the way, of setting these verses to music? I’m imagining something along the lines of ‘Always Look on the Bright Side of Life’…


  4. I hope the results will be satisfactory


  5. Arkenaten says:

    Interesting that your fiber is installed underground.
    The method company/s that seem to be doing it in Obs is all overhead.
    Holding thumbs the test results turn out A1.


  6. SueW says:

    Hope all is well with the blood tests. Sorry about the trench but that could be a good thing, right?


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