Poetry Monday: “Sick Day”

March 5, 2012 23 Comments by Renee M. LaTulippe

Sick Day

Kind and gentle readers,
I beg you to forgive,
I’m writing from my sickbed —
I hope that I will live!

For days I’ve eaten nothing
but a squalid chicken broth
and crept around the house
like an emaciated sloth.

So I couldn’t do a video —
I’m unfit for tender eyes!
My nose is a dirigible,
I look a downright prize.

No, no — please hold your pity
I know this too shall pass,
I’ll once again be chipper
as a cricket in the grass.

Forgive my Monday silence
and my crimes of rhyme and meter…
I’m off to huddle in a heap
against my friend, the heater.

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23 Comments

  1. Ed DeCaria
    6 years ago

    Get well soon, Renee!

    If you can pop out the phrase “emaciated sloth”, you must still be doing okay, unless said emaciated sloth is a poetic parasite that has taken over your brain.

    -Ed

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  2. Renee LaTulippe
    6 years ago

    That was my one moment of lucidity, Ed. Hope to have more of them when the tournament begins…

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  3. Eric Van Raepenbusch
    6 years ago

    Get well ,Renee! I’m sorry you feel like an “emaciated sloth” — it can’t get much worse than that. Well, maybe it would be worse to feel like a “bilious blobfish”!

    Check out these photos of a blobfish, Yikes:
    http://fishindex.blogspot.com/2009/02/blobfish-psychrolutes-marcidus.html

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  4. Hannah
    6 years ago

    Feel better! I hope you have someone to help with the kiddies. You still write a slick poem, even for being sick!

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  5. Natalie
    6 years ago

    We hate that you are feeling sick
    and hope our words will cure your ick.
    Without your vid–our Monday’s bleak.
    So please get well before next week!!! 🙂

    Feel better Friend! 🙂

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    • Renee LaTulippe
      6 years ago

      SWEET! I love the “cure your ick” — thank you very much, my dear! 🙂

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  6. Iza Trapani
    6 years ago

    Oh, I hope you’ll feel “chipper as a cricket” soon. What a great line!

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  7. Genevieve
    6 years ago

    Aaarrgh!! I hope you’re better real soon. Being sick is not cool.

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  8. Pam
    6 years ago

    squalid broth, emaciated sloth, and a dirigible nose. hmmm…thems some pretty fancy words, little lady! GET WELL SOON!

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  9. Heather
    6 years ago

    Your nose will run, your eyes will weep.
    Go crawl off and get some sleep.
    Drink some broth that’s not so foul,
    Wash your face with a warm, soft towel.

    That’s all I’ve got and now one kid is hungry and the other is bleeding so ta ta!

    Feel better!

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  10. Linda Baie
    6 years ago

    I’m not sure I’m ready for a verse, my words might simply make you worse, so here’s a wish to get well quick, I’m sorry that you’ve been very sick!

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  11. Dana Carey
    6 years ago

    Get well soon, Renée!!
    And what a poem– on a sick day no less.
    🙂

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  12. Elizabeth Stevens Omlor
    6 years ago

    Feel better Renee! I forgive you! Man, you are talented. Beautiful poetry.:)

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  13. Susanna Leonard Hill
    6 years ago

    Even from your sick bed you are an awesome poet! Feel much better soon!!! xo

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  14. Cathy Mealey
    6 years ago

    Alas alack! You’ve fallen ill?
    Slurp a syrup! Pop a pill!

    Crank up the humidifier!
    Crawl to bed and just retire.

    What’s that? I heard a little peep.
    “Mommy? Are you still asleep?”

    Hope you’re all soon on the mend.
    Wish you wellness, my good friend!

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  15. Erik This Kid Reviews Books
    6 years ago

    Sorry you are sick! I am sending you cyber chicken soup to make you feel better!
    You poem was great! I hope you feel better soon 🙂

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  16. Penny Klostermann
    6 years ago

    Oh…I hope you’re better! I’m just getting to some of my reading this week, so I’m a bit late coming to No Water River 🙂

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  17. Catherine
    6 years ago

    Oh no poor you. Get well soon x

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  18. Galit Breen
    6 years ago

    Oh no! Feel better you!

    (Also? Kudos for writing something son try clever while sick!)

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  19. Cheryl
    6 years ago

    Take care and get well soon!

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  20. Donna Martin
    6 years ago

    Renee, I’ve just awarded you the Sunshine Blog Award! I gave your blog a shout-out on my blog ( http://www.donasdays.blogspot.com ) during my acceptance speech for my own award! Enjoy…

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