Friday, March 20, 2015

Sick Day

Today, I'm sick.
Fever, headache,
sore throat,
runny, stuffed up nose.

None of these symptoms
lend well to prose.

My head is pounding
and I can't think straight.

When has nine o' clock
ever seemed so late?

soothing drinks,
hot showers,
ice packs on my head.

It's hard to care for oneself
when you need to get the toddler to bed.

All day, meals and games.
Every Disney movie ever.

Try to catch a nap
but she is far too clever.

Finally, Daddy comes home
and takes over the toddler fun.

Collapse in bed.
The sick day is done.

(Written 3.20.15)


  1. It is horrible when you feel icky! Glad you were finally able to get some rest. Feel better soon.

  2. Hope you feel better. You are like the commercial trying to take a day off and can't with a little one. I like your poetic structure. Well done for having a headache.

  3. Oh no! Feel better! Great job not just writing, but writing something terrific on a sick day! That's dedication.

  4. Thanks to your excellent descriptions, I totally remember those sick days with wee ones. I hope you get some help tomorrow. Get better!

  5. I sure hope you feel better soon and I'm glad you survived the exhausting day. You have a way with words.

  6. "It's hard to care for oneself
    when you need to get the toddler to bed."
    Amen to that! Hope you feel better soon.

  7. Thanks everyone for reading! I'm glad you liked it. I feel like it can't possibly be any good with how sick I felt writing it, so thank you for your kind comments.