Monday, January 28, 2008

Took My Breath Away

I’ve struggled with men over a football, struck
dimpled balls on fairways and greens into a hole,
flirted my ass off turning “NO” into yes, Yes, YES!!
Won or lost, it was the challenge I loved most.

But, with this breath-stealing, snot river cold,
there’s no line to cross, no holes to enter,
nothing I can finesse into a positive score.

Suck on these, swallow two gel caps,
sleep for hours, and wake up the same.
Of course, it’s not my first,
I was deflowered as a child (perverted little viral beast).

It’ll have its way with me a few more days, until,
this mucus lusting lothario takes another's breath.


polona said...

WOW! you can make even the cold sound hilarious.

get well, pat!

boulies said...

Poor Pat. Sounds like you have it bad. Well, I think you outdid yourself, turning a cold into an art form.
Bravo! Maybe the illness was worth it after all.

And as Polona says, feel better soon!!!

Pris said...

I love it, Pat. Oh, to make a cold sound this unique!

floots said...

"mucus lusting lothario" - that's a goodie pat
great :)

Katie McKenna said...

lol@ yes yes yessssssssssss! :)
You are too good!

I was sick for the past 6 weeks. I hope you recovery more quickly!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I thought the same as Floots. :) I love how you describe things!

firebird said...

Ooh--I can hear your stuffed-up nose in these lines of soggy verse...a three-hanky tear (and snot)-jerker...
Hope you are back in good health real soon--and stay there for the rest of the winter!

Margie said...

Nothing fun about having a cold, but loved your spin on it!
You are just too Funny!

Loved it Pat!
Hope you feel better very soon!


Nea said...

I finally found my way back. I changed templates and lost all of my took awhile.

haha, a different take on a cold......and a challenge it is, to breath!! Yes? haha

gel(emerald eyes) said...

You write well even while suffering. Feel better soon. ("Mucous lusting lothario is not the "green" I wish on anyone, but what a terrific sounding image!)
Belated Happy New Year!

Queen Neetee said...

You describe the beast maker with such accurate finesse.

I HATE colds! There's nothing redeeming about them.

They're only about demeaning our spirit, our strength, and our right to breath. However, your writing has remained quite healthy and wonderfully intact.

Get better soon friend.

sage said...

This is funny (as long as you don't give me your cold!)

gautami tripathy said...

You created a beauty out of a stuffed nose..

Inconsequential said...


jel said...

is ya alive and well???????

Russell Ragsdale said...

This is part of that enduring question, who is there to struggle with when it is your own body that seems to be your opponent. You did the only thing one can do, under those unsavory circumstances, write a poem. Great job!

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Bill said...

having a cold
not able to remember
not having a cold