I Am Ill

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  • I am ill
  • Nose drippingly chest rippingly
  • Ill
  • Bones achingly nerves rakingly
  • Ill
  • Head poundingly spins roundedly
  • Ill
  • Temp soaringly sick flooringly
  • Ill
  • Body quiveringly blanket shiveringly
  • Ill
  • Why can I alone
  • See how sick I am?
  • Sister arrives for a “toddy”
  • And a gossip.
  • Daughter arrives for a cuppa
  • And moan about work
  • Grandson arrives
  • For Miniclip and monsters.
  • Baby girl arrives
  • for milk and biscuit
  • And Peppa Pig.
  • Life flows on around me
  • But I am ill!!

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Yvonne Brunton

Tue 1st May 2012 23:03

As Spike Miligan's epitaph says:- 'I told them I was ill.'
Love the 'why can I alone
see how sick I am?
It made me laugh whilst I was nodding in agreement. XX

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Cate Greenlees

Tue 1st May 2012 17:26

Thanks Isobel tis done!
Te he... sos if you caught my streamer but I do have a dishwasher you muppet!
And thanks for the sympathy Mr. Newbury. I totally agree with you that all around me should jump to and shower me with care and consideration, should make me tea and toast, rub my aching back etc etc.....

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M.C. Newberry

Tue 1st May 2012 16:07

We prefer to dismiss sickness as we would prefer to defer death. I like the insistent pattern of the majority of this poem and the last lines do their job reminding us of the casual attitudes of others who should know better.

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Tue 1st May 2012 16:01

I would make that 'spins' roundedly cos your head is singular. I'd be tempted to get rid of small in front of grandson also, cos it's obvious he's small by his tastes in TV.

A fun poem Cate - I like it - you must have given me a toddy in a dirty glass, cos I'm now streaming too...

We live in a world where there is no time for sickness though, which is probably why everyone chose to ignore it but you! xx

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