Humor Poetry posted March 3, 2023

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I contracted chicken pox as an adult - very uncomfortable!

The Chicken Pox Lament

by Julie Lau


I languish here the prisoner of a putrid poultry pox
Contracted on a visit to a lunch,
From a chubby round-faced infant with softly curling locks;
He's tiny, but he packs a powerful punch.

My unsympathetic husband says I should stay out of sight
With these spots upon my body, limbs and face;
There's never now a hug or kiss or friendly loving bite,
This pox has put my skin in deep disgrace.

While with this fearsome festering I'm in my bedroom boxed,
At least I know I shan't grow any bigger;
For my appetite's so tiny - so although my face is poxed,
I know it's doing marvels for my figure!

Rhyming Poetry Contest contest entry



I endured this fiercely itching disease in the height of summer by constantly plunging into a bath of cold water, otherwise clad only in a light sheet.
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