A Stay of Execution

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A Stay of Execution


He paid me a visit late one night
it was about a week ago.
I did not hear him enter
and I did not see him go.
Entering without invitation
intrusive and silent, he stole,
invading my inner sanctum
to exact his mean-spirited toll.


When I awoke the next morning
I knew that he had come.
I didn't feel quite right, you see,
things felt a tad bit plumb.
He'd left headache and weakness
that moved in and rattled about.
A fog descended and fever hit,
and I was rendered much less stout.


For several days I moped around
feeling somewhat gray,
and then I sought the doctor
for an execution stay!
Now, finally I'm recovering
and feel much more like me...
It took a good strong antibiotic
to make that mean germ flee!

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tumblintumblweed 5 years ago

LOL....now that I DID NOT expect! I'm thinking in my head,what is going on here?? Then Pow! Love it! Always a pleasure, Ms Tnderhrt.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

he he he...tumblin...gotcha! Always!


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California

LMAO you had me going there Marsha wow great twist....

Pfft and you tell me I am great lol >_<

smiles :)


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Thank you, bella! It was a fun write, about a not so fun time...


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gis_r07 5 years ago from Boston, MA

Very clever. I enjoyed! Keep up the good work.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Many thanks, gis_r!


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

great, is the follow up?, I miss you;tissue


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

well, mckbirdbks, you never know...lol thanks!


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

I'm so glad you're cured!


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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia

great twist, loved it!


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Micky, I am getting there for sure!

nighthag, thanks!


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vietnamvet68 5 years ago from New York State

got to hate those nasty germs that silently sneak into our lives.

God Bless


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

LOL, Loved it.


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

Very fun and clever piece. Thank goodness for antibiotics.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

vet, I didn't see this one coming and it took the wind outta me sails, mate! Sneaky little sucker!


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Thanks again, Ruby! Hugs!


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Sharyn's Slant, for sure! What would we do without em??? Thanks!

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