Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Dead or Alive

In NHS surgeries throughout the UK
3.6 million ghosts are waiting patiently
for their GP to confirm they are dead
but are entitled to that compensation,
the much touted and sought-after PPI.
They're bewildered and are asking why
a matter so grave has been overlooked
and has been buried among other news.
Now that they know, there is no excuse
to deny their dearest to make a claim
although it never was the original aim.
But any benefit that they might derive
would be invalid if they are still alive.
It has been revealed by a recent report
that medical records which purport
that 3.6 million patients do still exist
are wrong and deaths have been missed.
Doctors in England are said to be paid
for each patient that might require aid
whether they attend or they do not
and some people say that's quite a lot
of money that could increase the fund
of the NHS known to be moribund.

© Luigi Pagano 2018

Luigi Pagano has published three collections of poems: ‘Idle Thoughts’, ’Reflections’ and ‘Poetry On Tap’. His work has been featured in ABCTales’ magazines, UKAuthors’ anthologies, Poetry24 and several other publications.