Influenza Gender - Poem by kevin larder
I’m a man, so it must be influenza:
If only a cold I’d be of a different gender.
I’m ready to play chess with death & yield,
Role playing Bergmann’s Seventh Seal.
If I were female a Lemsip I’d take,
To struggle through the hours and make;
A thousand decisions to seize the day,
Pretending the cold had gone away.
But I’m a man, so big and tough
Simple influenza isn’t enough.
Get the comfort & sympathy
It has to be H5N1 for me!
A pandemic of sweat-fest proportions
The shivers, the pain & agonising contortions.
Yet with period pains & childbirth too;
Hey mister, just be pleased it’s the flu!
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