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A Stay of Execution

Updated on April 9, 2011
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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!

"Copyright 2011, All Rights Reserved."

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    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

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

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      Thanks again, Ruby! Hugs!

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

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

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      Sharon Smith 

      7 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Very fun and clever piece. Thank goodness for antibiotics.

    • always exploring profile image

      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 years ago from Southern Illinois

      LOL, Loved it.

    • vietnamvet68 profile image

      vietnamvet68 

      7 years ago from New York State

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

      God Bless

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      Micky, I am getting there for sure!

      nighthag, thanks!

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      K.A.E Grove 

      7 years ago from Australia

      great twist, loved it!

    • Micky Dee profile image

      Micky Dee 

      7 years ago

      I'm so glad you're cured!

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

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

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      mckbirdbks 

      7 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

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

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

      Many thanks, gis_r!

    • gis_r07 profile image

      gis_r07 

      7 years ago from Boston, MA

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

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

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

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      Erica Sanchez 

      7 years ago from California

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

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

      smiles :)

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR

      tnderhrt23 

      7 years ago

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

    • tumblintumblweed profile image

      tumblintumblweed 

      7 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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