Flu - Nasty Thing

Like life is not hard enough without you having to make it harder
Your timing sucks
I could not take of work and get better as it’s month-end once again
I took pills when I got home – as I was feeling like death

I’m floating on a high
But these pills don’t help me sleep
Coughing, sneezing this can’t be real
I hate the way I feel

Flu I chase you out of my body
I hate you
You will not have me
I will not have you

Go away – I choose to feel better
I choose to let you go

Thanks for the visit
If I see you again it will be too soon
If I don’t see you again
I’ll be over the moon

by Michael Knight

Comments (3)

I had to read this because of it's title. I can't shake the damn flu either. brilliant put. lol
I enjoyed your soliloquy with your dear enemy called flue; you shoudl have insisted on your rights and stayed home and cashed in on every symptom - flue is a God-given opportunity to indulge ourselves, don't let it ever get away again! It is a message from your subconscious that you need rest. Ek hou van die rympatroon wat jy ingebring het, en hierdie is defintief 'n groot stap vorentoe van jou vorige gedig. Ek wonder wie jou eerste bewonderaar was, hy het duidelik die agtergrond van 'n pedantiese pedagoog wat al ons aspirant-digters in die vuurvlamme van sy verontwaardiging wil doop en ons na hoër ideale laat streef. Wees altyd dankbaar vir kritiek, onthou, ons ouers het gesê dit maak hulle seerder as vir ons, so die dierbare persoon het homself erg pyn aangedoen om vir jou kritiek te skryf. Sulke mense is soos kosbare pêrels wat ons almal help om beter mense te word - wel, hopelik sal jy 'n beter mens word, ek raak gewoonlik vol stories en geniet dit vreeslik om te korswil en mense se siele uit te trek. Ek sien uit na jou volgende gedig! Vriendelike groete, Margaret.
There is too much inconsistency in the writing to recommend this piece. It has at least three variations contained within it. This is death to a reader. GW62