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THE WINTER COLD AND COUGH

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THE WINTER COLD AND COUGH.

I once was told the winter’s cold
would get more bold as I grew old.
But being young, I could not see
how relevant this was to me.

For then I was resilient
and colds were inconvenient.
Winter’s colds might irritate
but they would not debilitate.

All that was in a different time
and now that I am past my prime
I can appreciate much more
what winter’s colds may have in store.

My head is pounding like a drum
my eyes are sore, my nose does run.
Oceans of tears pour down my cheek,
I cannot cope as I’m too weak.

With painful sinus, eyes bloodshot.
My nose is so blocked up with snot
I cannot sniff, I cannot blow
what’s worse, my mind is filled with woe.

But this is how it started off
I’ve yet to tell about the cough
which I could clear when in my throat
but then my bronchial tubes it smote.

I know the effort is in vain
and coughing causes so much pain
but it’s triggered by a reflex
bypassing controlling cortex.

I still don’t know if it is right
that colds when old will have more bite
but I can tell you this my friends
it’s when the festive season ends.

B. Withers 2016

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Comments:
Dec 23, 2016
Angelicamarie : Very good bill, I told you before you are in fact a good writer, you inspire me as always Angelicamarie
Dec 23, 2016
Bill : Hello Angelicamarie. Thank you for your comments, they are always appreciated. I truly have had a heavy cold this week and could hardly see the screen to reply. However, it's not all doom and gloom as I MANAGED TO GET A POEM OUT OF THE MISERY.
Best wishes
Bill
Dec 23, 2016
Angelicamarie : Oh buddy I'm so sorry that you under the weather I hope you fell better like yesterday (smile) your in my thoughts have the best day that you can have due to circumstances. Your friend Angelica
Dec 24, 2016
Bill : Hello Angelicamarie.
Thanks for your comments. I am beginning to lose the cough so I had abetter night's sleep last night. That always helps with these things. I expect it will run its course in a day or two and things will get back to normal ( whatever that is!)
Best wishes
Bill
Dec 24, 2016
Angelicamarie : Glad to hear that my friend l miss you, when I don't hear from you, we have never met but yet I feel a closeness, you and the wife will be with the grandkids today right!!! Best wishes ????Hope you feel better!!!!! Angelicamarie
Dec 24, 2016
Bill : We have arranged to all meet up tomorrow for lunch. Hopefully, I'll feel a bit better by then otherwise they will have to enjoy themselves without me. I don't want to be giving them the cough & cold that has lain me low for the past few days. We shall see!
Best wishes
Bill
Dec 26, 2016
Angelicamarie : Hey bill, I hope you were able to meet with our fellow ostamates. .that would tell me that your feeling better!!!!hope that you are!!! Angelicamarie
Dec 26, 2016
Bill : Hello Angelicamarie.
Thank you for asking. I was feeling a bit better and our family all met up yesterday. We are very fortunate in that a relative from the USA is a chef - so we all got fed well.
best wishes
Bill
Dec 26, 2016
Angelicamarie : Great Bill, so glad that you and yours got to go!!!! Have a wonderful day my friend!!! Angelicamarie
Dec 27, 2016
Bill : It's all over now for another year so there is just one thing left to do and that's to wish you a happy New Year!
Bill
Dec 27, 2016
Angelicamarie : Thanks my friend, happy new year to you and yours, that was very kind of you and I thank you bill, as you always say; best wishes angelicamarie
Dec 28, 2016
Bill : Hello Angelicamarie.
I was hoping to delete this blog as being irrelevant once my cough and cold had gone. Unfortunately, it seems to be lingering and laying me low. So I'll leave it on here for a few more days in the hope that I can get rid of it and the cold by the New Year.
Best wishes
Bill
Dec 28, 2016
Angelicamarie : Hopefully my friend it will go, your working on it don't delete your blog, as I sat your a good writer, you hang in there!!! Your friend angelicamarie
Dec 28, 2016
Angelicamarie : The above has a mistake, (as I said your a good writer) Angelicamarie
Dec 28, 2016
Bill : Hello Angelicamarie. Mistakes are not important. It is the meaning behind the words that matters most and I appreciate the things you write, no matter how many spelling or grammatical errors there might be. You do not need to apologise to friends!
best wishes
Bill
Dec 28, 2016
Angelicamarie : Ok bill , understood I'll do better, if you don't get better please go to the doctor!!!! Angelicamarie
Dec 29, 2016
Primeboy : Sure, winter colds and coughs are nastier and will run their course, but what exactly is it when the festive season begins that impacts this process? Is this change automatic? Or what do we bring to the table to make the difference?
PB
Dec 29, 2016
Angelicamarie : Hi john, this was meant for bill but you sent it to me hope your doing well!!! Angelicamarie
Dec 29, 2016
Primeboy : Doing well, Ange but also looking for answers. Philosophers help us ask questions, but poets (hi Bill) help us answer them.
PB
Dec 29, 2016
Bill : Hello PB.
During my working life I hardly ever took 'holidays' and I rarely ever got colds. However, whenever I did take time off, I would be ill for the first few days. I do not know what the connection is but it sure did not feel like just a coincidence.
NB: Sometimes there are more questions than answers but other times there are more answers than questions.
Somehow we need to keep the two in balance in order to stay reasonably sane.
Best wishes
Bill


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