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Published by Pam Hunt
this was a prompt in writers digest magazine.they said write as if you were a guy in a coma!this is it...its funny so I thought I'd share it...
this was a prompt in writers digest magazine.they said write as if you were a guy in a coma!this is it...its funny so I thought I'd share it...

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Published by: Pam Hunt on Mar 30, 2009
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C
OMA
-
BY
P
AM
H
UNT
I’
M
 
IN
 
A
 
BED
I
CAN
 
 NOT
 
MOVE
! N
OT
 
ONE
 
TOE
…I
CANNOT
 
SPEAK 
,P
EOPLE
 
COME
 
IN
 
AND
 
GAWK 
O
 NE
A
 
BLUR 
 
OF
 
WHITE
;
AN
 
ANGEL
?
A
 
GIANT
,
WHITE
-
GAUZE
 
COMPLAINT
 
ON
 
MY
 
EVERY
 
MORNING
!S
HE
IS
; I
SENSE
,
A
 
GENTLE
 
SPIRIT
,
A
 
BREEZE
,
SHE
 
IS
 
MY
 
BREATH
 NOT
 
SUPPLIED
 
ONLY
 
BY
 
AND
 
IN
 
ESSENCE
 
A
 
MACHINE
….
MANUFACTURED
 
CONCERN
!A
CTIVITY
A
 
HUB
-
BUB
 
OF
 
ACTION
I
CAN
 
FEEL
ENERGY
I
CANNOT
 
SEE
,
TOUCH
 
OR 
 
FEEL
 
IN
 
A
 
TANGIBLE
 
WAY
!W
HEN
 
THINGS
 
QUIET
 
DOWN
….
AS
 
THEY
 
DO
 
EACH
 
DAY
-
IT
 
BECOMES
 
FOR 
 
ME
 
A
 
BUTTERFLY
S
 
LIFE
!A
S
 
IF
 
THE
 
MORNING
 
HAVING
 
FLUTTERED
 
AROUND
 
ME
 
IN
 
VAPID
 
AND
 
COLORFUL
 
FLIGHT
,
 NOW
 
DRAPEKD
 
IN
 
SILENCE
..
LIKE
 
CASHMERE
 
MAFIA
….
 NOW
 
LIGHTS
…..
SOMEWHERE
!A
LL
 
BUT
 
MY
 
MIND
 
 NOW
 
IS
 
STILL
….G
OD
…I’
M
 
ALONE
 
WITH
G
OD
,
AND
 
HEK 
 
IS
 
A
 
GENTLE
 
TEACHER 
.O
 NCE
I
FEARED
 
HE
 
WAS
 
CAUSING
 
MY
 
MIND
 
TO
 
JUMP
 
THROUGH
 
HOOPS
,
 NOW
 
HE
 
IS
 
GOING
 
EASY
 
ON
 
ME
,
MY
 
MIND
 
BEING
 
A
 
TENDER 
 
AND
 
WOUNDED
 
DEER 
!L
IKE
 
A
 
BIRD
 
THAT
 
CAN
T
 
FLY
I
LIE
 
ON
 
THE
 
SIDE
 
OF
 
THE
 
ROAD
,
VULNERABLE
,
INJURED
UN
-
CERTAINTY
!W
ILL
I
LIVE
 
OR 
 
DIE
?I
REST
 
FOR 
 
 NOW
,
THE
 
FUNNY
 
THING
 
IS
….I
KNOW
 
THINGS
!I
KNOW
 
THINGS
 
THAT
 
 NO
 
ONE
 
ELSE
 
 NOTICES
….I
T
 
IRKS
 
THE
 
SNOT
 
OUT
 
OF
 
ME
 
TOO
,
BECAUSE
 
THERE
 
IS
 
A
 
SPIDER 
 
ON
 
THE
 
WALL
,
IN
 
THE
 
CORNER 
 
OV
 
ER 
 
THERE
….
 
 NO
 
ONE
 
SEES
 
IT
 
BUT
 
ME
!I
T
S
 
BLACK 
…..
LIKE
 
COFFEE
,
JAVA
 
OR 
 
LAVA
,
LIKE
 
SLEDGE
 
IN
 
THE
 
VEINS
THE
I.V.
DRIP
-
ME
, I’
VE
 
BECOME
-
ALONE
!I
FEEL
 
SCARED
!S
HOULD
I
MAKE
 
THE
 
SPIDER 
 
MY
 
FRIEND
?T
HEN
I
CAN
 
REST
 
BETTER 
 
AT
 
 NIGHT
 
KNOWING
 
IT
 
WONT
 
BITE
 
ME
!I
GIVE
 
HIM
 
A
 
 NAME
…H
ARRY
,
MY
 
UNCLE
 
WAS
 
 NAMED
H
ARRY
!H
AIRY
 
SPIDER 
…..I’
M
 
A
 
ROADIE
,I
CAN
 
TELL
 
STRANGERS
 
WHO
 
POKE
 
THEIR 
 
 NOSES
 
IN
 
TO
 
MY
 
ROOM
-
AND
 
STARE
 
AT
 
ME
I
AM
 
A
 
ROADIE
 
FOR 
IP
 
VAN
W
INKLE
!M
OM
 
COMES
 
IN
….
MOM
,
MOTHER 
,
MOO
-
ME
…..S
HE
 
TOUCHES
 
ME
….
MY
 
HAND
,
FOREHEAD
!I
DON
T
 
TELL
 
HER 
I
DON
T
 
LIKE
 
THIS
FOR 
 
ONE
 
I
 
CANNOT
 
SPEAK 
 
AND
-
IF
I
COULD
…I
WOULDN
T
 
BECAUSE
I
DON
T
 
WANT
 
TO
 
HURT
 
HER 
 
FEELINGS
!I
AM
 
IN
 
A
 
COMA
….
EMOTIONS
,
HEART
-
FELT
 
FEELINGS
,
ALL
 
A
 
WASTE
 
OF
 
TIME
 
AND
 
ENERGY
!I
CAN
 
FEEL
LOVE
…..I
DO
 
 NOT
 
CRAVE
 
SEX
,
FOOD
 
OR 
 
TITILLATION
!T
HROUGH
 
DREAMS
I
CREATE
 
MY
 
WORLD
 
AND
 
PARTAKE
 
OF
 
PLEASURABLE
 
AND
 
SOMETIMESPAINFUL
 
THINGS
….I
FEEL
 
MY
 
MAKER 
 
IS
 
DEALING
 
WITH
 
ME
,
MY
 
THOUGHTS
 
DELETING
 
UN
-
DESIRABLE
 
ONES
,
PREPARING
 
ME
 
FOR 
 
POSSIBLE
 
DEATH
 
AND
 
REIGN
AND
 
INSERTING
 
MORE
 
PLEASANT
 
THOUGHTS
 
AND
 
IN
-
SIGHTS
!I
AM
 
THANKFUL
 
TO
 
MY
 
MAKER 
!
 
I
AM
 
 NOT
 
THANKFUL
 
FOR 
H
AIRY
 
THE
 
SPIDER 
!H
E
 
IS
 
WATCHING
 
ME
,
RESENTFUL
I
KNOW
 
IT
– 
THE
D
EVIL
!H
OW
 
DO
I
GET
 
THE
 
 NURSE
,
THE
 
BLUR 
-
WHITE
 
GAUZE
 
ANGEL
 
TO
 
SQUASH
 
IT
?A
 ND
 
THERE
 
IS
 
ANOTHER 
 
GRIPE
….T
HERE
 
IS
AND
I
AM
 
 NOT
 
MAKING
 
THIS
 
UP
MY
 
SWOLLEN
 
BRAIN
 
HAS
 
BECOMECREATIVE
 
AND
 
PERCEPTIVE
 
IN
 
STRANGE
 
WAYS
 
 NOW
,
DIFFERENT
!L
IKE
….I
KNOW
 
FOR 
 
CERTAIN
,
WITHOUT
 
CHECKING
-
THAT
 
STUCK 
 
TO
 
THE
 
WASTEBASKET
,
IN
 
THE
 
BATHROOM
….
IS
 
A
 
DESPICABLE
 
PIECE
 
OF
 
GREEN
,ABC(
ALREADY
 
BEEN
 
CHEWED
)
GUM
!I
T
 
IS
 
THERE
….
SOMEONE
 
HAS
 
PUT
 
A
 
SMALL
,
WHITE
 
PLASTIC
 
BAG
 
RIGHT
 
OVER 
 
IT
!I
KNOW
 
ITS
 
THERE
,
BUT
 
SHOULD
I
ALLOW
 
MYSELF
 
TO
 
BE
 
ANNOYED
….
WHICH
I
AM
,
AND
 
ACTUALLY
 
DRIVEN
 
TO
 
MADNESS
 
OVER 
 
THIS
?T
HE
 
GAUZE
 
WHITE
 
BLUR 
 
SMEARS
 
INTO
 
THE
 
ROOM
,
WHICH
 
IS
 
OBLIQUE
,
HAZY
,
MAYBE
 
 NOT
 
THERE
 
AT
 
ALL
….S
HE
 
IS
 
BOX
 
ENERGY
….
 NOISE
,
 NOT
 
LOUD
CLICK 
,
AND
 
WHEN
I
WAS
 
 NOT
 
IN
 
A
 
COMA
 
THAT
 
WAS
 
CALLED
TV!I
HAVE
 
A
TV
DINNER 
….A
 N
 
EVANGELIST
 
FEEDING
 
ME
 
MANNA
 
FROM
 
A
 
BOX
….S
OUL
 
FOOD
!I
LAUGH
 
IN
 
MY
 
SUB
-
CONCIOUS
 
PAIN
 
TODAY
,
TO
 
ASK 
 
A
 
QUESTION
 
WOULD
 
BE
 
SILLY
!C
AN
I
TEACH
 
HARRY
S
PIDER 
 
TRICKS
?
MAYBE
 
HE
 
COULD
 
FETCH
 
THE
 
REMOTE
 
CONTROL
 
FOR 
 
ME
?
EMOTE
 
CONTROL
?M
AYBE
 
THEY
 
WILL
 
MAKE
 
A
 
ROBOT
 
OUT
 
OF
 
ME
,
DEVELOP
 
A
 
BRAIN
 
LIKE
 
A
 
TRANSISTOR 
 
AND
 
CONTROL
 
ME
!I
LAY
 
IM
-
MOVEABLE
 
ROCK 
….
ON
 
A
 
CLEAN
 
LINEN
 
BEACH
 
OF
 
ANTISEPTIC
 
WAVES
 
IN
 
A
 
CEMENT
 
OCEAN
!D
O
I
FLAIL
 
PHANTOM
 
ARMS
,
PANIC
 
AND
 
WANT
 
SOMEONE
 
TO
 
 NOTICE
?D
O
I
SCREAM
 
AND
 
 NO
 
ONE
 
HEARS
?
SOMETIMES
….S
OMETIMES
I
FEAR 
….
WHAT
 
IS
 
 NOTHING
 
TO
 
FEAR 
-
AND
 
THAT
 
IS
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