Thursday, January 31, 2008

A Poem For The State I'm In

(One, two, three...)
Oh yes I'm BORED (two, three)
Out of my GOURD. (two, three)
Between the COUGH,
And the HACK,
And the WHEEZE.

And every MED
That I've been FED
Just makes me TOSS
Money I LACK
At WalGREENS.

But then there's Lungman,
Dear Doctor Lungman,
Who is all of sixteen
If he's a day...

And Doctor Lungman,
Dear Doctor Lungman,
Has this, only this, thing to say....

"Could be virus,
Could be cold,
Could be asthma,
Could be you're old.
Let's try this drug,
Let's try that.
Let's try so many you won't know just where you're at!"

And so we try them,
Each one by one,
With ample doses
Of steroids
Just for fun.

We try inhalers,
We try nose sprays,
We try pills,
Breathing treatments, gamma rays.

And one day perhaps we'll find
The perfect combination.
The one which blends heart, soul and mind
in one big conflagration.

One which causes lungs to work
As lungs are meant to do
And rid this kid of hackwheezecough
So she can write about something else other than being sick all the time
for you.
(curtsy)

8 comments:

HeyJules said...

Bravo!!! (Except for the word "conflagration...what the???)

Iris said...

I pray you're feeling better. I just found you through your comment on Owl's Song. Will visit off and on.
Bless you.

Linds said...

Enough now. This bug must be gone! I can't believe you are still sick. And while I am delighted your sense of humour is intact, I am praying for instant healing, my friend.

And what happened to Joe?

groovyoldlady said...

Encore! Encore!

(For the poem, NOT for the sickness. The sickness needs to be just completely hooked off the stage!)

Have you tried oil of oregano? It's anti viral, anti bacterial, and anti fungal and it makes you smell like pizza. I've heard good stories of it wiping out mucousy infections...

Pat said...

WOW! This thing is hanging on. No wonder you didn't scream at Joe - you would have caused yourself extreme pain. I'm going to pray for you.
I enjoyed your ode, though.

Bev said...

I swear - the more I read the blog the healthier I feel - everyone, EVERYONE is so sick! Here's praying you feel better soon, but I did really enjoy the poem :-)

Linds said...

Hey.... where are you? Are you ok??

groovyoldlady said...

Missing you! (((((Hug)))))