The Flu (poem)

Dear readers,

The flu is doing the rounds throughout Honduras, and it has latched on to me. Now I have the song, “When two sides go to war” echoing through my brain. Yes, Nick Rogers is hereby declaring war on the flu.

I wrote short poem about having it. Enjoy.

The Flu

When one has the flu,
There aren’t a lot of things for them to do;
‘Cept drink tea and stay in bed,
Knock back Panadol to clear the head,
Scoff vitamin C like you have no fear,
Even if it gives you days of diarrhea.
One must be wise and get some rest,
In your jimjams and a non-stanky vest.
Stay warm, wrapped up and have tissues on-hand,
‘Cos when the runny snot comes you’ll be sinking in sand.
Your voice goes deep but you don’t sound sexy,
You don’t look it either being that sweaty.
Take a sleeping pill and let the sueños kill it off,
And chew on a lime to get rid of the cough.
Stick vapour up your nostrils and suck extra hard,
And stay away from dairy products and nosh with loads of lard.
Soon your sinuses’ll unblock and you’ll breathe again,
And you’ll have a leaving party called, “Goodbye phlegm“.


About Nicholas Rogers

I am an English journalist/copywriter living in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and I have been here since 2011. I originally came to work with Casa Alianza, which supports street kids and vulnerable youths. I then stayed on, after meeting Pamela Cruz Lozano, who calls me her adopted Catracho. I work freelance journalism and I have my own translation business. Why did I come here? For the challenge, to open my mind and get out of my comfort zone. I love literature and I've written a book with street kids. I write novels, short stories and poetry, all of which you will find on this blog, as well as a lot of information about Honduras. View all posts by Nicholas Rogers

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