Waiting to be Called

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Please Wait to be Called,

The sign said

So I did.

I waited and waited

At the head of the queue

outside the pearly gates

And when, growing impatient,

I stepped forward,

St. Peter held up his hand:

“There seems to be some problem,”

He said.

“You’ll have to wait a little longer,”

I stamped my feet a little

When a light flashed overhead

& a door opened behind

& I was whooshed back

To the operating theatre where the surgeons

Had revived me

One step from paradise.

4 thoughts on “Waiting to be Called

  1. Just read your drabble, The Very Short Poem, over on The Drabble’s blog and it was so clever, I had to check out more of your writing.

    This piece is equally as clever and I love the short rhythmic lines, it stretched out the suspense as to why he couldn’t enter the gates, and paced the reader through the story.

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