Plugged In, I See Only Red

Here I am, again on the waiting shelf

And strangely, smiling to myself

Laying back, in this comfortable chair

Reminiscing. My nurse, has curly red hair

She attaches the electrodes to my head

And tells me, “Ivor, do not fret”

“Relax and close your eyes”

For the next thirty minutes, I’m mesmerised

I’m in the theatre’s semi-dark

There’s occasional flashing lights and sparks

In the blink of an eye, I feel polarised

And then I waken from my lullaby

The scan time did surprisingly fly

There is no need for me to cry

I’m unplugged, the red haired nurse, asks me why

Reminiscing. I blush, and say goodbye

Ivor Steven (c) September 2019

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G'day, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm an ex-industrial chemist, and a retired plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I've been blogging for over 2 years, and writing poems for 19 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I've been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems.

23 thoughts on “Plugged In, I See Only Red”

    1. Thank you, and I hope so too, although it’ll be a a few days of waiting…. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’›πŸ€— I had a chat with the nurse, and I asked about curly red hair,.. her father was an Italian red head, wow, unusual, and I had to smile…. πŸ˜πŸ€—

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  1. YAY for nurses! Especially red-headed nurses! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€ See! You were not alone in at least 3 ways, as I see it. πŸ™‚

    A wonderfully poemed expression of your time in scanning. I love that you “find” a poem everywhere you go! πŸ˜‰ Keep up the positiveness and joy, dear friend! πŸ™‚ Praying and hoping for GREAT results for you! πŸ™‚
    HUGS!!! πŸ™‚ and please let us know when you hear!

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