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under the weather on poetry friday

poetry-friday.jpgIt’s 2 a.m. and I’m up sick. I’ve been drinking flat soda, but still feel under the weather. Hence, I went over to my computer and found a poem by Gregory K. from Gotta Book about being sick on school vacation, which starts tomorrow. I truly hope I don’t spend my February Break sick!!! (That happened to me in 2005 and I don’t want to let it happen to me again! Hence, in three more hours, I’ll crawl out of bed – again – and hope for the best!)

by Gregory K.

I crawled out of bed today
And boy, my body aches.
I know I didn’t sleep that well — I guess I made mistakes.

It feels like I can’t see too straight.
There’s cobwebs in my brain.
Tears are flowing out of me like endless sheets of rain.

I barely have an appetite.
I’m cold, and then I’m hot.
My voice comes croaking out as if my throat’s tied in a knot.

I guess that I don’t have a choice;
I’ll sleep the day away.
But here’s the reason I feel worst…
Vacation starts today.

HipWriterMama is hosting Poetry Friday today.

Stacey Shubitz View All

Literacy Consultant. Author. Former 4th and 5th Grade Classroom Teacher.

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  1. Oh, MAN! Can I tell you how many times this happened to me in grade school? I was sick EVERY SINGLE SPRING BREAK from fourth to seventh grade, and the first week of summer vacation, usually on the way driving cross-country to my grandma’s. I am SO SORRY you feel craptastic. Enjoy your break in good health.


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