A to Z Challenge Poetry

V is for Vaccinophobia #atozchallenge

There once was a girl who feared getting a prick
The mere sight of a needle, made her very sick
The new nurse made a joke
While she gave her a poke
And distraction, it seems, was the trick

(c) Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life

Note: Vaccinophobia is the fear of needles


***This has been written for the 2015 A to Z Challenge. My theme is the A to Z of Phobias. Entries are written in the form of a limerick. You can read my other entries here***

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    Julie Vaillancourt
    April 25, 2015 at 6:32 am

    Love this poetic blog post! Wise words. And yes, distracting the patient in this kind of situation does help! I am speaking from experience.

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    April 25, 2015 at 11:56 am

    I was mortified once of needles. Even now I can’t look directly at them. Indeed, looking away helps me get pricked. 🙂
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    usha menon
    April 25, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    A nice little story. T nurse handled the girl very effciently.

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    Nick Wilford
    April 25, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    I think that’s one phobia that’s very common!
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    April 25, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    I have this one. 100%. I have to look away while getting the shot. I prefer not to look at the needle at all. Thank god for nurses.
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    April 25, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    Oh yeah! Vaccines and needles… my old foes, may we never meet again 😛 😀 Yeah, I always let whoever’s vaccinating me know that needles and I don’t go along very well, and most of them very kindly engage me in chatter while they do their job.

    Have to catch up on all your other limericks. Really nicely done Sanch – you should get them published! Cheers 🙂
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    April 25, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    I have this phobia 🙁 … I used to bring the hospital down when was a kid… and now I shut my eyes so tightly at the mere sight of needles.
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    April 26, 2015 at 12:20 am

    clever nurse! I remember as a kid I used to get injections like that 😀 enjoyed reading 🙂
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    April 26, 2015 at 1:59 am

    Hahah.. Good one!
    That’s what nurses usually do..

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    elly stornebrink
    April 26, 2015 at 9:06 am

    I would have thought this word meant fear of getting a vaccine shot! But I suppose it is the same? 😉 <3
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    April 26, 2015 at 11:58 am

    Smart nurse. I can’t think of a single person I know who likes vaccinations. 🙂
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    April 26, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    Loved how beautifully you penned that! Fear of pricks – well, a lot of peeps have that one 🙂
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    Rhonda Albom
    April 26, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    Oh my, a poem about me as a child.
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    April 26, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    I am that girl, to date, my husband has to be with me when I go for a blood test or a vaccination 🙂

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    Shilpa Garg
    April 26, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    Reminds me of my childhood too! God bless such nurses who make these scary painful experiences tolerable! 🙂
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    April 28, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    Hawwww! There’s a name for this one? I must show this to Dad! He thinks I’m crazy to be scared of needles and injections! Now he’ll know… I’m not the only one!

    Distraction works, by the way. I hum to myself. And I tell the pathologist to make it quick. Oh and I make sure I’m not watching it!
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    April 29, 2015 at 2:56 am

    This sounds like my daughter! I did a post about it too ages ago 😀
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    Ranveer vishal
    May 3, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    That’s incredible writing. Well done and congrats for completing the challenge:)

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    Patricia Lynne
    May 25, 2015 at 8:20 am

    Needles always freak me out, and I used to have to distract myself. Having blood work done regularly has lessened the fear and I’ve learned it doesn’t really hurt that bad.

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