Catching the Flu
starts with a sneeze,
a tickle of the throat
and a little wheeze.
My nose starts draining
an abundance of mucus.
The sounds from my throat
are becoming a nuisance.
my body is infested.
My head and joints ache
so Tylenol is digested.
I’m now a pariah
to the common health,
people in close contact
I’m stuck inside, I have nowhere to be.
Come over darling and keep me company.
Sharing is caring, can’t you see?
Do you want to catch the Flu with me?
“I cannot go to school today.
Said little Peggy Ann McKay.
I have the measles and the mumps,
A ****, a rash and purple bumps.
My mouth is wet, my throat is dry.
I'm going blind in my right eye.
My tonsils are as big as rocks,
I've counted sixteen chicken pox.
And there's one more - that's seventeen,
And don't you think my face looks green?
My leg is cut, my eyes are blue,
It might be the instamatic flu.
I cough and sneeze and gasp and choke,
I'm sure that my left leg is broke.
My hip hurts when I move my chin,
My belly button's caving in." -Shel Silverstein