Scratching Away At Poetry

I woke up yesterday with a sore throat. Taking care of myself today to ensure I do not get sick. Stay healthy all!

Scratching Away

My throat is scratchy as uneven bark

And swallowing is more a chore for my throat than

The laundry hamper sitting

(loudly)

In wait for me in the closet.

Swallow then sip camomile tea, filled to

The ceramic brim with calmness and comfort,

With a side dose of blanket.

It’s a tea-filled day for me as

My throat scratches away somehow at my head

And I key slowly the words for this poem.

Β©2012 Christy Birmingham

Early 20th century "Frog In Your Throat&q...

Early 20th century “Frog In Your Throat” box. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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62 thoughts on “Scratching Away At Poetry

  1. Charron's Chatter

    That is the most beautiful cold description EVER! True to your unique style. I love the “loud hamper” & the “side dose” of blanket…just great. You are clearly no medicine head girl! πŸ™‚

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    1. Christy Birmingham Post author

      Thanks Karen! Oh and Raymond came to comment too on your words here. How nice to hear from you both. The poem was about all that I could manage to write that day. I am on the mend, thankfully.

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  2. rollyachabot

    Nicely written Christy… sorry for the illness. Not nice at all. I got a bug o the way back and it still is lingering. Maybe I need some of your tea… The laundry basket is already in place… lol

    Hugs and get better soon.

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      1. Christy Birmingham Post author

        Hi Sue, I am just reading the comments today, as I have been under the weather. Thanks, the post looks great! I had sent you last week a photo of myself; no worries the way you present it regardless looks wonderful. Appreciate the time you took here.

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        1. mywithershins

          Hmmm, sorry I missed the photo. I’ll have to run through my emails again and maybe update the post with it. Thanks for letting me know. Hope you’re feeling better. πŸ™‚

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  3. Tessa

    Wow, even when you are not feeling well you manage to write beautiful poetry. You truly have a gift, and something you love doing. Drink your tea, leave the laundry…rest up and get better.

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  4. Julie Catherine

    I’m so sorry you’re not feeling well girlfriend – love that you’re nurturing yourself! Hope you’re feeling better tomorrow, and loved your poem, especially the laundry hamper sitting loudly in the closet. ((((Hugs)))) Sending healing energies and love your way! ~ Julie xoxox

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    1. Christy Birmingham Post author

      Thanks Julie! I relaxed most of yesterday. I have to admit it was a strange feeling not to write a word of poetry or an article that day. I will attempt a short day today. Rest is key. Thanks for your kindness.

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  5. Cat Forsley

    Hey love …………..
    just read your interview with JULIA CATHERINE πŸ™‚
    wooooooooooohooooooooooooooooo x 10000000000000000000000
    all the huggs in the world xoxoxo
    c

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    1. Christy Birmingham Post author

      Hi Gary, I hope you don’t get sick either! Well I have been trying to pamper myself to speed up the healing process and still get some work done – not easy to do! I am mending and hope to be 100% soon. I will do my best to update here today too.

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    1. Christy Birmingham Post author

      Francina, I just popped over to your blog and love the award nomination! Thank-you, I am honoured to receive the award. I am doing my best to get fully better, though it’s taking longer than I had envisioned. Your award perks me up!

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    1. Christy Birmingham Post author

      Thanks Cat for the mention in your post, you make me smile! πŸ™‚ You are a positive woman and I wish you only the best. Thanks, I am still a little stuffed up and sick of being sick! I keep thinking I’m on the mend and then wake up feeling yucky. Well each day a little better, so that’s good. Hugs xx

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