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Only A Cold
by Connie Faust
Friday, September 28, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Now that it's my cold, and his cold is just about gone, it seems so much worse...poor me, sniff, blow.


Hack, caff, a-chew!

Adother tissue, please.

I'b havig trouble breathig,

ad I can't catch every sdeeze!

 

 Pretzels and ice cream; tissues and tea;

These are my comforts, poor sick little me.

This terrible cold didn't seem bad last week--

when it was Bill's, I thought it was meek.

Then just as I'd dreaded, infection attacked

and I found the sympathy that I had lacked.

"It's only a cold," was my mantra for Bill

although I gave TLC  while he was ill.

Now it's mine, and I'm feeling the brunt of its force

It's only a cold, but it couldn't be much worse!

So fetch me my afghan, and make me some broth;

Stay out of the way when I sneeze and I cough.

Provide all my needs like an old Mother Hen,

And remind me it's only a cold once again!

 

 

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Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 10/8/2012
Your poem made lite of your illness and made me smile.....M
Reviewed by baz busbe 10/3/2012
That made me smile, so true, i do hope you are feeling better. God bless you, Baz
Reviewed by Darrell and Kathy Adams 9/29/2012
Poor Darling. Colds can be such miserable things. But what fun you made of the subject, and how you put yourself out there as a little less than perfectly sympathetic until it was you. This was a real sneazer pleaser. Be well fast, Kathy
Reviewed by neerja gandhi 9/29/2012
Oh..cold's bad , makes us soooo....what you said..take care...with your wonderful poem infection dare not reach! :)
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 9/29/2012
No kidding, I had one that would not give in, combined with fall allergies...hope you are on the upswing real soon!
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 9/29/2012
Wonderful humor for a miserable subject. I just came down with a cold today and I'm not looking forward to its course.

Ron
Reviewed by Felix Perry 9/29/2012
Sorry you're sick but you handle it well.
fee
Reviewed by John Domino 9/28/2012
Hi Connie,

Funny poetic song about the common cold.
My Pastor has not been sick in many years.
He advises us not to claim it, whatever the illness is.
Most of the time we can pray our sickness away. It is amazing!

So you are healed. Believe it. Happy get well day! Amen

Peace, good health, love and blessings,

John MD
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/28/2012
My best friend is just going through a very nasty one (over a week now) so I can relate and empathize. Love and best wishes to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Budd Nelson 9/28/2012
get well Connie
budd
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 9/28/2012
I try to stay away from those darn things, and a lady told me how to keep colds and flu at bay. I'm saying to myself, tight, where've I heard that before. Still, what the heck, worth a shot so I took her advice and that has been three years ago and I haven't had a cold since I started on the remedy. When you feel like it send me a message and I will pass it along to you, I'm a firm believer. I have emphysema, weak lungs so you now I'm susceptible. Let me know if you want to try it, it is a simple thing to do, and I'll tell you what the deal is.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 9/28/2012
lol Cute write, Connie. Well done. Hope you feel better soon.



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