Treasure Island

Bri Edwards


Super Bugs ........ [department of health warning! ; VERY SHORT; humour/humor]


Super Bugs! Watch out for them; they’re on the prowl.
Antibiotic-resistant, they look at humans and grimly growl.
They’ve evolved due to Mankind’s own antibiotic abuse,
through repeated patient and doctor “under” AND “over” use.
These bacteria have the potential to cause Mankind’s next great plague,
when millions will surrender to Super Bugs, ...... while waving a white flag.

So, please, don't you take antibiotics when not prescribed or needed.
But, IF prescribed, take-as-directed, or good health............ may be defeated.

(November 19,2013)
(January 25,2014)

Submitted: Saturday, January 25, 2014

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i added the second stanza two months after the first. salud! bri :)

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  • John Westlake (9/6/2014 12:32:00 AM)

    Very true. I rarely go to the docs myself because I knew about this problem. Keep your immune system strong and let it kick the bugs in face until they sod off and die. (Report) Reply

  • Beach Girl (2/4/2014 8:34:00 PM)

    What an interesting and informative poem, written in such an entertaining and humorous fashion. Loved it! (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (1/27/2014 12:54:00 AM)

    Through humour, you have brought out valid and shocking truths Bri!

    'They’ve evolved due to Mankind’s own antibiotic abuse,
    through repeated patient and doctor “under” AND “over” use'.

    Particularly enjoyed these two lines! ! (Report) Reply

  • Noreen Carden (1/26/2014 12:18:00 PM)

    Good poem Bri with a very important message written with humour I hope the super bugs don't get us (Report) Reply

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