Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Ode to Allergy
Something has changed
Within me
A new sensation
That was always there
I’ve tried to ignore it
But it grew black
Aching my hair

And Migraines
Upset stomach too
Or allergy stewing?
Brewing its

Could it be that the
Nectar so sweet
That I adore
Has been causing me
Uncomfort and more?
I never knew
I chose to ignore

My friend
My companion
My java so warm
Betrayed by a love
I can’t take it
No more
I pray loudly
Flu let it be!!

© 2010 by Tammy Newman. All rights reserved.

This lyric is inspired by recent developments and being tossed into the One Shot Wednesday ring.


  1. youngest just had the flu for the last 48 hours...nasty stuff...

  2. ahh..flu! i just recovered from a very long one that almost got me!..but i enjoy your description..words and somehow intimacy..:)

    love it Tammy..:)

  3. sometimes having flu is better than being hurt because of betrayal, I like your poem!

  4. Greetings! How r u?

    You are invited to join our potluck week 13 at Jingle Poetry :

    Write a poem fitting our week 13 theme (Dreams, Visions, Reveries), post it, and link in to our potluck, you are also allowed to link in unrelated poems. we are open Sunday, 8pm, American central time.

    We have had so much fun having you last week. I cannot wait seeing you on coming Monday again.

    Let me know if you have questions.

    Have A Weekend As Graceful As Your Writing!


  5. I liked reading this one...

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    Twitter: @VerseEveryDay

  6. I'd rather have the flu than be allergic to a favorite food or something. Hope you feel better soon
    thank you for sharing