From Bed to Hearse?


You going out after a morning in bed? Well, good luck! I’m going to spend the afternoon in bed as well.

My cold is unabated though
To sleep it off I’ve tried,
Through this whole morning didn’t go
For any time outside;

The cats thought this was marvellous
And cuddled up with me
Though one might think, inside the house
They wouldn’t want to be.

Outside it looked superb indeed:
A lovely cloudless sky;
But what in that one failed to read —
Till sampled bye and bye —

Was chills straight from Antarctic wastes
To make one want to cry
Till in hot bath one’s body bastes,
Then hastily rubs dry.

Although I braved conditions
To go pruning for a while
Up-ladder-type positions
Would hardly raise a smile,

And I was glad to be right back
Inside, out of that chill,
Of any warmth outside, the lack,
Could really make one ill.

But I was that, already,
And so I said, ‘So what!’
But my thinking was unsteady —
Old-Moania I’ve now got!

No, not really, but much longer
And it might quite well have been
For chill breeze was growing stronger,
And my cough was quite obscene.

Now at crack of dawn we’re rising;
Netball matches on the slate;
After that is Swim School prizing —
Early bed, we have a date!

© June 2019 Colonialist

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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10 Responses to From Bed to Hearse?

  1. Get stuck into the rum young man, my dear old dad used to pour the stuff down my throat whenever I had a cold, even as a boy.Never failed, well I don’t think it did, then again perhaps I was too drunk to know.

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  2. Widdershins says:

    You mean they’re not leaving you alone even when you are, clearly, crook-as-a-chook! 😀

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  3. gipsika says:

    Hey Col. Sorry to hear about the cold. It is still elder flower tea that deals with a virus the fastest. It produces an enzyme that breaks the enzyme the virus needs to invade cells. The tree grows wild in the ditches here, alongside hemlock and foxglove. 🙂 Delightful.

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  4. SueW says:

    Sounds like your body is giving you instructions to take a rest, so maybe it’s time to start listening!

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  5. Sounds to me as though you should give in and stay in bed until you feel better. There was definitely a chill in the air today and the wind was quite fearsome. I had to hold onto my hat.

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