Thursday, 28 May 2009

needles and pins





i've pins and needles
in my tongue
the dentist's needle
made me numb
my mouth was such
a sorry sight
it gave the dentist
quite a fright
a great big filling
fell right out
and left a gaping hole
no doubt
she chipped and chiselled
drilled and sprayed
while i sat in the chair
and prayed
i really hate
the gurgling sound
of spraying water
whooshing round
i always know
that pretty soon
i'll start to choke
and then i'll swoon
my nerves are shot
my muscles tense
i can't wait till she says
"now rinse"
at last she's finished
time to leave
what a heartfelt sigh
i heave
i beg the tooth gods
hear my plea
"please keep my poor teeth
safe for me"


Copyright © 2009 by Eryll Oellermann

3 comments:

ladyguinevere7 said...

the picture made me cringe! sheesh! lol

Anna said...

Cute...I can't stand the dentist either.

reeflightning said...

A man loses his illusions first, his teeth second, and his follies last. ~Helen Rowland


Listen to the wisdom of the toothless ones. ~Fijian Proverb


The tooth fairy teaches children that they can sell body parts for money. ~David Richerby