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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Much Ado about Nothing (not about the play) (07/28/11)

TITLE: Doctor Cummin
By Colin Swann


“Come in! What can I do for you?

“It's baby Boo, she's got sloppy pooh.”

“Sloppy pooh, that won't do.”

“Doctor, that's what I think too. “

“Let me see. Oh no! Smelly, stinky, slimy goo.”

“Then Doctor what can you do? I haven't a clue.”

“How long has she been like this?”

“ Since Johnny fed her our pet goldfish.”

“A live fish, that's not a suitable baby's dish.”

“Doctor, will it work its way through?”

“Yes, in a day or two.”

“Come in! Oh, hello – how's things Sam?”

“I'm not too bad, Doc, I am!”

“Is it the old aches and pains again?”

“ No, but it's nearly the same.”

“The old water-works OK?

“No Doc, getting a bit worse so to say.”

“Have the boils cleared up from off your bottom?”

“Just about but Mable's now caught 'em.”

“What then have you come about?”

“I've forgotten, but can't you find out?”

“Yes, I know Sam. Give the door a hefty slam.

“Come in! Hello Phee, everything alright?”

“No Doctor, in training I had this nasty fright.”

“It must be worrying you look so uptight.”

“Yes, and since my hamstring I've been training light.”

“That is good Phee – that must be right.”

“Yes, but I've a race coming up next Saturday night.”

“That's much too soon Phee, to test its might.”

“Doctor, it's not the hamstring that's bothering me.”

“What's bothering you then, my dear Phee?”

“Doctor, I just need more time to settle your fee.”

“You've been two years, shall I make it three?”

“Come in! OK, what have you to worry about Bill?”

“I need to slim but I've not got much will.”

“Then that can't be fixed by a will-power pill.”

“My Jill says I need to fast, then plies me my fill.”

“You need to resist all those things that can kill.”

“But, she feeds me so well, just look at my belly.”

“Yes, if you're not careful it'll wobble like jelly.”

“What can I do Doc when I so love my grub?”

“Well if that's the case then put up with the tub.”

“I must say though Doc you don't seem to care.”

“Losing weight is a me-thing not something to share.”

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Linda Goergen08/04/11
Poor Dr Cummin, living in a Dr Seuss world of complaints – I’m sure many real doctors can relate to Dr Cummin and think much of what they hear daily is much ado about nothing! LOL Bet you had fun writing this – I had fun reading and it woke up my brain cells - for to quote Dr Seuss “I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells”
Anita van der Elst08/05/11
I give this one several good guffaws!
Virgil Youngblood 08/06/11
Does Dr. Cummin share office space with Dr. Gitout? A fun read about everyday events at the doc shops.
Verna Cole Mitchell 08/06/11
I really enjoyed your humorous verse--excellently done.
Noel Mitaxa 08/07/11
This poor doctor doesn't know if he's cummin' or goin'. A good fun entry, and yes, it reminds me of Dr Seuss also.
Joe Moreland08/09/11
Wow! I'm betting that was a lot harder to write than it looks - it makes my head hurt just thinking about it? You think Dr. Cummin has some advice for writer's block?

Great job on this piece. Your humor was not only great, but your timing and pace were really good as well.
Laury Hubrich 08/09/11
What a day in the life of this doctor:) Cute poem.
Edmond Ng 08/10/11
An enjoyable and entertaining read. This is one poetic story deserving praise for a job well done with great sense of humor. Excellent piece!