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cottage hospital

the little old cottage hospital;
probably no longer there
or maybe just a centre now for
convalescence or palliative care

with a badly broken leg
from skidding in the snow
the little cottage hospital
the nearest place to go
the youngest in the place
by quite a few years
but I didn't have time
for any misery or tears

for the nurses there on duty
took turns to amuse me
you could even say maybe
at times they abused me

I lay back and endured it
immobilised on my back
very little defence from
when they came on attack
a memorable Christmas
one of my very best
I was sad to be discharged
but really needed the rest

the little cottage hospital where
they taught me a thing or two
for with a broken leg at Christmas
there was really nothing else to do


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