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To Sneeze or Not to Sneeze

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To Sneeze or Not to Sneeze

To Sneeze or Not to Sneeze
(with apologies to William Shakespeare)


To sneeze or not to sneeze, that is the question.
Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer
A runny nose and congested head
Or to have qualms against a sea of herbal teas
And by opposing them to lie, to lie awake for hours,
To sweep the covers off my feverish bod
Amid sinus headache and a thousand dirty Kleenex,
For a sneeze is air too. ‘Tis a proclamation
Snoutly to be wished. To sneeze, to blow,
To blow my nose, perchance to clear my head.
Under that pillow, aye, there’s my VapoRub!

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  1. Date: 6/6/2012 12:02:00 PM
    When I click on one of your poems I know it will be exceptional James. Thank you for sharing your words with us. I hope all is well with you and yours. I will stop back again soon. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/1/2011 1:28:00 AM
    love this one. And I too have a poem entitled something like this one. hahaha

  1. Date: 12/16/2010 9:17:00 AM
    Hi James this is fantastic!So clever and so funny.I don't think the Bard would mind a jot.As I'm writing I just keep laughing.I love Shakespeare and I love this.You are a definite favourite.This is priceless!!!Love June