Hypochondriacs Anthem

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Is it real, or in your head?

Submitted: February 13, 2009

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Hypochondriac's Anthem

This is the a story of a sad, sad man.
A hypochondriac stuck in a bit of a jam.
He believed everything he felt,
Maybe his insides would actually melt.

One sun-filled day a crazy man said,
"What you smoking to make your eyes so red?"
He started to worry over what he heard,
So he hit up the doctor for a word.

Cuts, bruises, internal bleeding;
Under the impression his life is retreating.
Gone to the doc's to get some pills,
Only the doctor knows how many refills.

The doctor said "Sir, please don't whine,
I checked your vitals, you're just fine!"
Then sick man began to run off,
Not long after that he began to cough.

He came to a stop in the middle of the street,
and coughed till he croaked and fell off his feet.
The ambulance arrived and pulled him up,
The paramedic said "This man's one sick pup!"

Cuts, bruises, internal bleeding;
Under the impression his life is retreating.
Gone to the doc's to get some pills,
Only the doctor knows how many refills.

Doctors greeted the paramedics at the door,
Pulling the gurney out till the wheels hit the floor.
The man was alive but hardly living,
Unconsciously thinking how life is unforgiving.

Once in a room and fully revived in bed,
Millions of questions went through his head.
The doctor came in and told him what was wrong,
Saying "We can't fix you, but only prolong".

Cuts, bruises, internal bleeding;
Under the impression his life is retreating.
Gone to the doc's to get some pills,
Only the doctor knows how many refills.

As it turns out for the sad, sad man,
It was his turn to die and his world span.
Gone to the pharmacy with a prescription ready,
His journey to the end will be long and steady.

Perhaps he wasn't a hypochondriac at all,
And had a problem no doctor could solve.
Maybe he was just a normal human being,
Living a sick life with nobody seeing.

- by Donovan McMurphy


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