The Earache

Now Emma had an earache,

It hurt the whole night through.

Since Burt had an appointment,

She knew what she would do.

She joined him at the clinic-

Specialists they were.

She told the doctor of her pain

“Oh would you help me sir?”

He peered and poked and prodded

and sent her for a test.

When she came back she had to wait,

He had another “quest.”

She waited and she waited,

For almost half an hour.

A prescription then he gave you

To read it made her glower.

Then she could not believe

what next that she did hear.

As bluntly this he told her;

“You have arthritis in your ear.”

May B. Winkel © February 5, 1996