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When You Get The Flu- a poem

Updated on February 13, 2013
I looked like this yesterday!
I looked like this yesterday! | Source

When you get the Flu

What should you do?

Go to the Doctor?

I would rather stay in bed

For the tickle in my throat

Is now in my Head!

I have this travelling ache

Through My Body

Oh- my hands have gone numb-

I'm cold all over

My temperature is 103.1!!

All I can do is SLEEP

Besides the cough, and sniffle

I am unable to sing a peep.

Everyone I came in contact with

Had a sniffle or a sneeze.

I did not prepare for

The worst-

My stomach got queasy-

Then I developed a thirst.

Acetaminophen please,

Ginger Ale, too,

And later I'll sip some

Lemony tasting"Thera-Flu".

Then by eleven pm, my temp

Went down to 99.6

But I started to cough

Still contagious with this!

"Cover your mouth with the

Crook of the sleeved arm",

The Health Department states,

Will cut down transference

Of germs (with charm).

I made sure

I ate healthy when my fever did break

I ate a fresh green salad

And then pasta with ground steak!

I drank plenty of fluids,

Probably a liter,

Which has Flushed down the Pipes!


Copyright @2010 CMCastro

St. Paul wrote a Letter to the Romans, in Chapter 5, verses 3-5,  he said this:

"We also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance: perseverance, character: and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His Love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us."

May you all be well this Holiday Season. And don't hesitate to get vaccinated against the flu and other illnesses, if your Health Provider insists. It is the ones who plan ahead that stay the healthiest, of course in my opinion. Be Blessed!!


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    • carrie450 profile image

      carrie450 6 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

      So glad you are feeling better CMCastro, the flu is a nasty disease to come down with. It seems you did all the right things to recover.

    • fucsia profile image

      fucsia 6 years ago

      I hope you are better... but the flu is one of those disease that we can not avoid, even with the vaccine. And in a sense can be useful ... Maybe helps to have a certain elasticity of mind when it ruins our plans!