Despite the Flu Shot

Written by: ilene bauer

My husband had his flu shot,
But then he got the flu.
When you take all precautions,
There’s nothing more to do.

They say it isn’t foolproof
For those who got the shot.
My husband is denying that
The flu is what he’s got.

But he has all the symptoms – 
The tiredness, the chills,
The sweating and the coughing – 
He looks green around the gills.

The doctor ordered lots of liquids,
Chicken soup and rest.
The old humidifier’s plugged,
Which helps to decongest.

I’m giving him the best of care,
(He’ll probably forget it)
But all that I am thinking is – 
I sure hope I don’t get it!