Ode to a Cold

Ode to a Cold

Roses are red
Violets are blue
We’re getting sick right and left
I do think it’s you.

Mother nature, make up your mind.
Warm then cold.
Rain then snow
I’m sick of listening to the wind blow.

It’s because you can,
Admit it.
You think it’s funny.
When it’s sunny and we all sigh in relief.
Only to be slammed on our feet when you make it unsunny.

I need cold relief.
DayQuil®, NyQuil®, you name it.
This is beyond belief.

Missing work,
Missing school,
Missing my tap, tap, tap on my computer.

I’ll trade the shivers,
and achy limbers
for a the sound of someone yelling “timber”.

Mother Nature,
hear my plea:
Send the warm weather,
AND keep the colds away.

We’ve been washing our hands,
Coughing into our elbows,
Doing it all right, yet we still have the mellows.

I’ve tried to be nice,
I’ve sighed with resignation
but I’m sick of the colds
And I want you to fix it.

If you value me at all..
…Make it STOP…
…and bring on the sun…
And I won’t blame you. For long.
I’m done.

I’m playing along with Mama Kat’s Writers Workshop today using the prompt:  What battle are you fighting? Write a poem overcoming.  Since Jeff, the kids, and I  have been laid up with colds and the flu TOO many times these past few months, it’s only fitting that I write about our interminable colds.  I am also a compensated member of the Vick’s Blogger Brigade. Photo from the Vick’s VapoRub Facebook page.

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    Susie's Homemade says:


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    Leah - moxiethrift on etsy
    Twitter: moxiethrift

    love it! vicks’d myself up last night….nose, chest and all. totally uncalled for, this cold of mine.

    loved the ode!

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    Great poem 🙂 hope you feel better soon

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    Pulled out the Vicks just this morning…

    This was so cute! 🙂

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    Just used some Vick’s myself the other night. It was too cute. My boy was falling asleep and I could hear his congestion, so I told him I was going to rub a little Vick’s on him. He nodded and smiled up at me while his eyes rolled back in his head because he was falling asleep! It was so funny looking. Like he was delirious over the Vick’s! Hope the battle is one soon for you!

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    Lolli @ Better in Bulk
    Twitter: 1momof5

    I am so sorry you guys have been sick! 🙁 Fun poem, though!

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    MY FEELINGS EXACTLY!!! I need the sun and warmth so bad right now, and it’s one cold after another at our house too.

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    Twitter: Naynadub

    I love it. Hopefully your poem kicks the cold/flu bug right out of your house!

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    Twitter: frompdxwithlove

    I’m with you! Where do I sign?

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    Twitter: jennifervdavis

    Feeling the same way–ugh! Hope you get better soon!
    Visiting from Mama Kat’s!

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    Twitter: bestillaminute

    It’s finally warm again here and I so hope it’s here to stay this time!

    Hope you all feel better soon!

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    Jennifer@VodkaCalling says:

    Visiting from Mama Kats…….very cute.
    Mother Nature sure does need to make up her mind…I am in Seattle, we had snow yesterday!

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    T Rex Mom says:

    Take care – lots of rest and fluids and tell the Vicks folks to start working on the common cold vaccine.

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    Mama Kat says:

    Haha…this is awesome. I also love how casually you’re able to slip in the Vick’s meds. I’ve been making some good use of Nyquil lately myself! Thank goodness for Vicks. 🙂

    I hope you all are feeling better soon…it’s the worst when these sicknesses go through everyone!!

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    Making It Work Mom
    Twitter: makingitworkmom

    I hope you feel better soon! Spring is on the way. I have to believe that!

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    Twitter: thepsychobabble

    Too funny! I love it:)

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    Twitter: elainea

    Well now. That’s a poem you don’t really want to have to write, huh? Hope you ALL feel better soon! xo

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    Melinda-LookWhatMomFound...and Dad too!
    Twitter: lkwhtmomfound

    Vick’s is like the miracle non-drug drug. I was wondering lately if they made it in sheets because I hate digging my fingers into it, it always gets stuck under my nails.

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    Twitter: dishwaterdreams

    Oh I do hate this time of year! Great poem. I love those lighthearted poems.

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    Lady Jennie says:

    Wow – you managed to follow the prompt AND do it in poetry form. I’m impressed.

    And I agree – I alternate between cold, flu and allergies. I’m getting knocked about one way or another. Long live beach weather!

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    jennyleite says:

    Ha! I love it…so cute! But sorry you guys have been sicky 🙁

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    Caitlin {Pacifier In My Pocket}
    Twitter: paciferpocket

    Oh my goodness, too funny. Sorry everyone has been under the weather, we’ve been fighting it at my house too.