Thursday, July 23, 2009

there has been a death in the opposite house

picture by enchantress

Date: 23.07.2009
Time: Post-Call 36 hours
Weather: Raining heavily

Problem List/ Chief Complains:
1. Menstrual Day 1
2. + a terrible headache
3. + temperature spiking
4. + a really bad call...
5. + a really, really, discouraging, demotivating, spirit-breaking, on-call MO

i thought things could never get worse,
but it did...

Let me shared an old poem with you by Emily Dickinson.
Perhaps, it could best express the dark feelings in me...
together, let's say a silent prayer...

There's been a death in the opposite house
As lately as to-day.
I know it by the numb look
Such houses have alway.

The neighbors rustle in and out,
The doctor drives away.
A window opens like a pod,
Abrupt, mechanically;

Somebody flings a mattress out,--
The children hurry by;
They wonder if It died on that,--
I used to when a boy.

The minister goes stiffly in
As if the house were his,
And he owned all the mourners now,
And little boys besides;

And then the milliner, and the man
Of the appalling trade,
To take the measure of the house.
There'll be that dark parade

Of tassels and of coaches soon;
It's easy as a sign,--
The intuition of the news
In just a country town.
-by Emily Dickinson


  1. I read that poem before. It was nice, no wonder the title looks so familiar. I like that poem... ^^

  2. this is so nostalgic. If it weren't for you, I would have buried this poem we once had to read in english class, thx :)


  3. i had to fill in another death certificate that day... it was an awful day for me... i thought the poem expressed the feelings in me best... dark, melancholic in a way...


dear friends, firstly, thanks for leaving your comments.. they are very much valued :)

secondly, do remember to leave your name =)
i'll like to know how can i address you ^^ thx

oh yes, if you do not have a blog/URL, just select open ID and leave the URL section blank :)

Author's Note

Dear friends and readers, Thank you for dropping by and leaving comments/ shoutouts. More importantly, thank you for being there... please accept my apology that, lately, i may be busy with work and not have time to reply youir messages/comments, but rest assured, each and everyone is read, and highly appreciated :) have a nice day! ^^

of love

Today, i heard a story which was not a story of falling...
of living in the dark end of winter turmoil..
instead, it was a love story..
of a couple who did not live happily ever after...
but they live, loving each other..