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"OH MY VERTIGO" by K. Kuspa
(sung to the tune of "Oh Suzannah"...)
Oh, I spun so hard, the other night
I thought I was a top
I laid my head and tried to rest,
But it just would not stop!
Oh, the doctor said it was my ear,
The next said it was stress
Another gave me happy pills
He said I was depressed.
*OH, my vertigo!
*What have you done to me!
*I have left the land of sanity
*And am spinning endlessly!
The fourth said my neck was messed up
The vertebrae were skewed
So I went into traction
Just to please this fancy dude!
Another doctor saw me
She said it was migraine
and then she plainly told me
not to come back again!
Another said I'd had a stroke,
Another said, "AMEN!"
The eighth, she said, "A PLF!"
The ninth, he said "MM!"
My HMO is sick of me,
but "they'll do what they can;"
But then, I heard--it was a joke!
I was not in their plan!
K. Kuspa, c.1997
why did my head start shaking that day
and why do all the doctors have nothing to say
left with so much dizziness all i can do now is pray
and wonder if im going to live to see another day
this dizziness has made my life one big mess
its even got me stressed and depressed
it has taken total control of my life
and i cant get away from the pain and strife
i think the dizziness is making me go insane
and i feel like theres something seriously wrong with my brain
now i think i might be mentally ill
because i have to see a psychologist and take some kind of pill
suicide is a everyday thought
and now i will never achieve the goals that i sought
i dont know how much more i can take
i hope this dizziness ends soon for my sake
J D, 1997
Copyright (c) T. Hain, 1997, all rights reserved