Get Your Premium Membership

Let's All Call In Sick

Possible seventy-nine-degree high today
A day to twirl, and dance and play.

I am saying to everyone I feel sick. We should all be home.
Drawing pictures, planting flowers, writing a poem.

My boss comes in, but sneakily, like a cat. I do not see her coming.
I am in a giddy mood, people are dancing and humming

We have had a rough winter. We are slap-happy now.
We love this weather, the sun-kind that you plow.

It will be eighty-four tomorrow someone else chimes in.
I have an idea; it makes my silly mouth grin.

Let’s all call in sick, I wisely suggest, and very smartly say. 
I turn and see my boss’s shocked face, the end of this fun and lively play.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




Post Comments
Please Login to post a comment
Date: 4/10/2019 3:55:00 PM
Hey, Boss, it was just a thought!!! Can't we even dream a little anymore? Lighten up, Boss!! (Once again, I'm with you all the way, Caren!). :) gw
Login to Reply
Date: 4/10/2019 5:49:00 AM
Playing truant, I see but with an excuse. In Malta we will get such temperatures in June to August but the worst is the UV which can burn your skin off if you don't use sun blockers.
Login to Reply
Krutsinger Avatar
Caren Krutsinger
Date: 4/10/2019 2:09:00 PM
I am so glad I am here, but Malta I imagine is terrific!
Date: 4/10/2019 2:07:00 AM
Wow, 79 degrees, phew that sounds hot, it seems only a short while ago you were deep in snow, no wonder you were all dancing and humming! I really enjoyed your poem Caren, well written expressing your great joy and enthusiasm to feel the warmth of the sun again. Kindest thoughts Ann xx
Login to Reply
Krutsinger Avatar
Caren Krutsinger
Date: 4/10/2019 5:25:00 AM
I feel strongly that today should be a sick day. It is supposed to be 84 degrees today here Ann! We have not had 84 degrees since last July! I am SO SO SO SO tempted! Wait. It's Wednesday. I like Wednesday. Okay. I will go.
Date: 4/10/2019 12:31:00 AM
This sounds so like my timing... (only my old boss would've been irritated, but not shocked)! ;D
Login to Reply
Krutsinger Avatar
Caren Krutsinger
Date: 4/10/2019 5:26:00 AM
My boss said "HUH UH!" loudly and we all laughed. She was not surprised in the least who was stirring them all up into a rebellion.
Date: 4/10/2019 12:20:00 AM
Good idea and good poem...Patti
Login to Reply
Krutsinger Avatar
Caren Krutsinger
Date: 4/10/2019 12:22:00 AM
Happened this morning, Patti. My principal said "WHAT?" and we all laughed.