Ambulance



Where’s the ambulance?
the medic?
the nurse?
Can’t you see
I’m f*cking dying here
Are you blind?
I need an ambulance
A doctor
A nurse
What the f*ck is he doing here?
Who let him in?
Where’s my Mother?
Mother
Mother
I want my mother
I could smell his rancid breath
As he leant over and mumbled
the Ritus Continuus  
What the f*ck is he doing here?
Who let him in?
I need an ambulance
I need a dr
Not a priest
Definitely not a priest
I could hear his rosary beads rattling
in his shaking hands
as he whispered
“Our lord the redeemer”
into my ear
Get him the f*ck away from me
Get him out of here
I can’t breathe
I can’t breathe
What’s he doing here?
I need a dr
not a shaman
I need an ambulance
Not a sermon
What’s he doing here?
I don’t need a priest
I don’t need prayers
I don’t need saved
I don’t need blessed
I need a medic
I need an ambulance
I’m dying for f*cks sake
I can’t breathe
I can’t breathe
I want my mother
Mother
Mother
Mother……..
Where’s the ambulance?
Where’s the medic?
Where’s the nurse?
Where’s my mother?
I need my mother
Mother
Mother
Mother

Mother………

About this poem

Panic before death

Font size:
Collection  PDF     
 

Written on May 21, 2023

Submitted by pauljoe77 on May 21, 2023

Modified by pauljoe77 on May 23, 2023

1:13 min read
229

Quick analysis:

Scheme AbcdefAgcEHGGGGijaEHAKllmnoeedePPEKqAqElrstbAuPPGGGGAbcGgGGG
Closest metre Iambic dimeter
Characters 1,141
Words 244
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 60

Paul Marauder

I’m a singer song writer. I have my own YouTube channel and fb page called Muriel’s Marauders. I love writing and drawing. I haven’t even tried to get anything published but I’m thinking of it. more…

All Paul Marauder poems | Paul Marauder Books

3 fans

Discuss the poem Ambulance with the community...

7 Comments
  • JoeStrickland
    Powerful
    LikeReply11 months ago
  • pauljoe77
    Thank u so much for those thoughtful comments. I don’t get many so each one is a heart warmer.
    LikeReply11 months ago
  • Teril
    This poem is so powerful, both as a description and as a metaphor.

    Mother: a word that carries such depth, such emotion, such strength, and yet so many intimate and secret meanings for each of us. In the panic before death, you call for the doctor and the nurse to save you; do you call for your mother to hold your hand while you continue on your journey? 
    LikeReply11 months ago
  • pauljoe77
    That’s really made my day. I love your poem too.
    LikeReply12 months ago
  • karlcfolkes
    This Ambulance poem serves amply as a companion to my poem, “The Maternal Bond of Nature” depicting the critical enduring role of mother as giver of Faith, Hope and Love throughout life and in death. So powerful! 
    LikeReply12 months ago
  • pauljoe77
    Philipo thanks for your comment it means a lot. Tell me about your memoir.
    LikeReply12 months ago
  • Philipo
    I guess we are in the same category regarding writing and publishing. I am trying to get my memoir published sooner. Fine work you have here. Saving soul and saving body.
    LikeReply12 months ago

Translation

Find a translation for this poem in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Citation

Use the citation below to add this poem to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Ambulance" Poetry.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 20 May 2024. <https://www.poetry.com/poem/159828/ambulance>.

Become a member!

Join our community of poets and poetry lovers to share your work and offer feedback and encouragement to writers all over the world!

May 2024

Poetry Contest

Join our monthly contest for an opportunity to win cash prizes and attain global acclaim for your talent.
11
days
15
hours
20
minutes

Special Program

Earn Rewards!

Unlock exciting rewards such as a free mug and free contest pass by commenting on fellow members' poems today!

Browse Poetry.com

Quiz

Are you a poetry master?

»
To be, or not to be: that is the _______
A answer
B choice
C doubt
D question