(*Fox in Socks is one of my favorite books, and I humbly post this with apologies to the incredible Dr. Seuss!)
Crew with flu.
Boo, we're blue.
Look, sir. Look, sir. All the crew, sir.
We're all sick with the swine flu, sir.
We're all sick and boo we're blue, sir.
First, we'll run, not walk, to doc's block.
We'll whoosh in without a knock, doc.
Please, doc. I don't like this flu, doc.
My fever's hot and I am blue, doc.
I can't control my hacks and coughs, doc,
It's hard to turn those acks right off, doc.
Just a few short days ago, doc,
We went to play outside all day, doc.
We went to ride the Tilden train, doc.
Had Mima and Poppa to entertain, doc!
Did someone sneeze and make us weak, doc?
Make us wheeze and feel so bleak, doc?
Take the meds and stay in bed, now.
Never let your germies spread, now.
Quarantine yourself instead, now.
Come Halloween we were still ill, sir.
No candy sacks for us to fill, sir.
No tricks or treats for us, but still, sir.
We dressed up and had quite a thrill, sir!
Superman, come save the day, please!
Take away the cough, ache, and sneeze!
Rescue us from H1N1, sir!
We've had enough, and now we're done, sir!
Thankfully, the flu chose not to stay.
In ten days our symptoms went away.
Leaving us with lots of time to play
In Yosemite Park (a post for another day)!