GPs – Do you remember?

Do you remember?
Seeing all your patients face to face
Do you remember?
Working at a manageable pace
Do you remember?
Operations happening when planned
Do you remember?
Plentiful blood bottles close to hand

By the way, how did it all go wrong?
Please excuse me, it never should have gone so wrong
So sorry, it never should have gone so wrong
But it went wrong

GPs, will the day come when we’re sorry
When GPs we can’t ever again for you send
We just can’t go on still thinking
That’s it’s time for your natural end
GPs, oh we never thought we’d miss you
And GPs we can not simply always pretend
That by asking of you more and more
It won’t come to a bitter end

Do you remember?
Needing not to wear those bright blue gloves
Do you remember?
Work was then still one of your great loves
Do you remember?
Being trusted to do what was right
Do you remember?
When your GP future was still bright

By the way, how did it all go wrong?
Please excuse me, it never should have gone so wrong
So sorry, it never should have gone so wrong
But it went wrong

GPs, we just want to say we’re sorry
But GPs now we can’t get through on the phone
We hear how now you’re far too busy
And you’re late every day getting home
GPs, we’ll now try to write a thank you
GPs, it’s so important to us, now you’re gone
Maybe it can say that you were right
And can say just how we were wrong

~~~

Blood bottles red dilly dilly
Blood bottles blue
When they are gone dilly dilly
What will we do?
A penny for your thoughts my dear
A penny for your thoughts my dear
I’ve no clue for you love
I’ve no clue for you love

After Marillion.


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To read, ‘Summertime’, click here

To read ‘Spare me a doctor’, click here

To read ‘I knew a Man’, click here

To read ‘If’, click here

To read ‘Room Enough’, click here

To read ‘Old Hands’, click here

To read ‘A Hard Year For us All’, click here

To read ‘I am the very model of a General Practitioner’, click here

To read ‘I’ve got a little list’, click here

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