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Common Cold

Rating: 3.3

Go hang yourself, you old M.D.!
You shall not sneer at me.
Pick up your hat and stethoscope,
Go wash your mouth with laundry soap;
I contemplate a joy exquisite
I'm not paying you for your visit.
I did not call you to be told
My malady is a common cold.

By pounding brow and swollen lip;

By fever's hot and scaly grip;
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Dr Antony Theodore 14 December 2020

Pick up your hat and stethoscope, Go wash your mouth with laundry soap; I contemplate a joy exquisite I'm not paying you for your visit. I did not call you to be told My malady is a common cold. sarcastic. tony

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Dan Millar 05 October 2020

Beat performed like you have a bunged up nose

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Nicole Settimi 01 April 2019

'The Cold Crusading for Democracy; The Führer of the Streptococcracy. ' - This is a sort of fun, but dry, witty piece. I like the humour. The lines above had me. it's definitely a " unique" write, so I say 10. Xx NDS

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Britte Ninad 12 August 2018

interesting - My malady is a common cold.

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Mountain Man 10 March 2017

And need he say more. Right to the point...

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Tom Allport 15 December 2016

sounds like that was the cold to end all colds

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Seamus O Brian 19 September 2016

Quite the most enjoyable contemplation of illness I have ended in for some time. Certainly uncommon! :)

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Margaret O Driscoll 15 February 2016

Very funny piece on the common cold! !

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Mitch King 16 June 2009

humor while keeping pace and flow, amazing

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Jimmy Wrangler 07 December 2007

Only a talent like Ogden Nash could make a cold funny. This guy is my all time favourite.

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