Do you ever get those days when you can feel a sore throat coming on, your nose tingles and you think you're on the way to having a cold but then it doesn't turn into anything. It just lies dormant, teasing you into thinking you are going to be miserable, snotty and with an annoying tickly cough.
I just hate it when my immune system can't decide what to do. Are we letting this one in boys? Maybe not then and it decides to kick the colds ass. Today is National Poetry Day, the theme being freedom and so I give you my poem about my non existent cold, maybe it's delayed or it may be a post flu jab reaction.
Freedom from a Cold
Are you going to be a cold or what?
And turn my nose into a mass of snot
I'm feeling really achey
and also a little shakey
Cold, show yourself or kindly go away
My throat it feels like sandpaper
my perfume has turned into a menthol vapour
Strepsils that stick to your fingers
the lemony taste, oh how it lingers
Am I having this cold or what?
I'm stuck in mid fever
not ill but not well either
I can feel the suspense
is it real or just pretence
Be a cold or please go away
Maybe I shouldn't really moan
my nose has not got to be blown
I'm carrying on as I should
hang on that's really good
I may not have a cold after all
I was jabbed with a flu vaccination
could be that, a little reaction
They said a fever I could expect
and probably feel a little effect
That would make sense of it all
I may be just good at being immune
it will all go away very soon
no cold to be had
got away with it - not bad
Atchoooo..... oh famous last words
I hope you enjoyed that and I would just like to say
whether you're a professional or novice
a very happy
National Poetry Day.
Thanks for reading,
pop back tomorrow for gluten free feeding
My head I shall bow
so you take care for now.....
and a little later - sleep tight
I bought my first tea cosy the other day as I do actually have a large teapot to put it on. This is great because it does keep it warm while I work my way through a big brew. It is so big though it made me laugh when I put it up against my little teapot. This gave me my inspiration for my verse for today....
Think I overestimated my cosy
oh blimey I feel a bit dozy
It's like an oversize quilt
for a teapot yet to be built
Silly me, whatever was I thinking?
I have one teapot it will fit
quite snuggly I have to admit
Gallons of tea to stay warm
my bladder I'll have to inform
Silly me, whatever was I thinking?
Do people use a cosy today?
not seen one since my nan's from her day
Then they were knitted
by the WI, yes it fitted
I really don't know what I was thinking
I'm going to make cosies cool again
order another or maybe ten
You'll want one for yours
hot tea it ensures
See, now I know what I was thinking
You know what would be a big hit
another teapot so the cosy will fit
I'm so very clever
a collection I will endeavour
Maybe I knew what I was thinking all along
Thank you for reading, I will be back tomorrow with Free from Friday, take care for now.
It was Roald Dahl Day yesterday and I couldn't let it pass without dedicating my Verse for Thursday this week to him. What an amazing man and an amazing writer. He wrote stories that got kids reading, not only that he made reading fun and he created the most amazing chocolate factory ever.
So for him and in honour of this literature genius I give you my verse for today.....
Books which everyone can understand
children and adults in every single land
They join altogether
whatever the weather
and read to their hearts content
You transformed us to different worlds
lands and adventures unfurled
from the BFG
to Charlie's Chocolate Factory
Reading would become so cool
Your books are really funny
loved bedtime stories as a mummy
Imagination would go wild
whether you're a adult or just a child
A delight Roald Dahl a delight
Who could forget Tales of the Unexpected
the seventies I've just recollected
They were tricky to get the gist
and always ended with a twist
Even on tv your stories shone through
I admire your ability to rhyme
an inspiration you'll be for all time
Not only for me
but the whole world would agree
You're the best Mr Dahl just the best!
Thank you for reading today, I will be back tomorrow for Free from Friday so until then take care.
I went for a walk yesterday and stopped off for a sit down on a park bench. As I sat there I felt the seasons changing, yep right there in front of me it turned to Autumn. It may have been the fact that the park had lost the hustle and bustle of it's summer visitors, the ice cream van had gone and it did feel a little chilly. It just felt different. This inspired me for my verse today so I hope you like it.
I noticed it yesterday while out for a walk
it was like a good friend who was leaving and would no longer talk
A sad farewell for another year
goodbye to the Summer, for now Autumn is here
My son, he insists it's called 'Fall'
who am I to argue, he's way to tall
We sat, chatted and took in the view
him with an ice lolly and me with my brew
It's back to school and college tomorrow
I sense some excitement, definitely no sorrow
A new uniform for some to wear
early mornings and being told to 'brush that hair'
Will we be organised and all on time
it would be a miracle and totally sublime
I have two teenagers what could possibly go wrong?
Should I invest in a fanfare or a bloody big gong?
I haven't missed going on the school run
the roads they'll be busy - oh what fun!
Not for much longer, a year now to go
my youngest will go to college, for him a bus I will show
So we say a goodbye to the summer
I'm so sad, it's such a bummer
I don't like the dark nights
wearing jumpers and big woolly tights
I suppose it will be cosy, a bit chilly but who knows
we really don't have a choice, we'll go with what flows
Maybe Autumn will be sunny, sticky and warm
an Indian summer would suffice and totally against the norm
Whatever it is it's another season we have been given
happy tales, holiday snaps and everything forgiven
As on we go, the future to be had
just pop on a cardigan and let's all be really glad.
Thanks for reading, I will be back tomorrow for Free From Friday.
For now take care......
A Verse for Thursday....
is a chance for me to share some of my poems I have written and also my favourite poems from other writers, hope you enjoy them.