I’ve caught a cold and feel so sick
I wasn’t even trying
Now I’m suffering in bed
I feel so bad, I’m crying.

I didn’t try to set a trap
No use of bait or lures
I don’t want any part of this
It’s not my cold, it’s yours.

Sneezing, sniffling, blowing your nose
Shoulda figured, what this was about
Though you tried to cover your mouth
The germs were still slipping out.

Bendaryl and codeine meds
Kleenex and Tylenol
Haven’t really done too much
To stop this cold at all.

Catching a cold, is not playing tag
You don’t want to catch your prey
You hope the germs will pass you by
And not get in your way.

Please get me a drink or two
Perhaps some chicken soup
What I really need right now
Is a glass of fresh squeezed juice.

Parties, fun and gatherings
Are going to have to wait
Don’t want to spread my germs around
Not in this infected state.


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Author: Patty Richardson

Writer: Film scripts, poetry, short stories.

14 thoughts on “CATCHING A COLD”

    1. Thank you! My son is visiting from Houston, Texas. Unfortunately, he caught a cold on the plane and now I’m sick, too! 😦
      Thus…prompting some poetry about catching a cold! lol Thanks for your comments! So appreciated!!!!

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  1. I’ve always thought having a cold or flu is such a waste of time and energy that we could all do without!
    Hope you and your son are feeling better soon. 🙂


  2. lol Thanks!!!! Loading up on Echinacea with goldenseed, herbal teas, Ricola cough drops and a decongestant! Hoping to knock it out!!!! Thank you for reading my post. 🙂 Stay healthy!!!!


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