It was the night of the first of July,
And expectations for the Dutch to win the world cup were high.
The tests were fast approaching, I was reading
My back pain to get noticed was pleading.
I told myself to keep it as a secret,
for facing my tests, I was almost set.
That was when the pain became unbearable,
That's when mother noticed I was dull.
She asked me why? I confessed
And location of pain, she pressed
I screamed and jumped in shooting pain
She thought I was insane.
''Don't try to escape from your tests", she told
I am not lying, I replied equally bold.
Dad understood and took my side
He knew that I had not lied
Next day, pain shifted to the right of my stomach
I ignored it, staying up all night to support the Dutch
I noticed a swelling at the site of pain
All my resistance went down the drain
In school, I vomited and was rushed to the Nurse
To my stomach, I gave a curse
My mother picked me up and took me to the doctor
Who told me that there is no need to suffer
Gastric is the cause and not to fuss
He said ignorance is bliss
And suggested a few days of rest
which gave me ample time to prepare for my test
Not for long, as swelling and pain increased
which I thought should have ceased
Back to the Doctor we went
To go to the hospital, he gave us the consent
In Ramakrishna Hospital, after various tests and scans
I was diagnosed with acute appendicitis, change of plans
"Come tomorrow you will get operated''
Said the Surgeon and sent me to Bed
Next day, with an empty stomach, I went to my ward
In pain, I screamed and shouted like a retard
Nurses took blood and checked my BP
Oh! how I missed my morning coffee
And on me they put a gown
Only thing missing was the crown
I was tensed and scared
And my faith in God against pain prevailed
At eleven the surgeon injected anesthesia,
And I was missing my parents and paraphernalia
They made three holes and inserted two probes
And finally removed my swollen appendix
After I woke up, I was in utter pain
At the same time, I had a bad dream, where was my brain?
"I can't breathe", I screamed in vain
Until I became sane again.
I asked the nurse, to show my appendix,
It was like a fully-grown prawn!
And the pain which haunted all along
seems like belong to an era of bygone.
Now I am on my bed writing this poem,
Relieved of all the pain and Mayhem,
Oh! how I suffered I will never forget
Adios, Sayonara appendix, you are no more a threat