Six LDS Writers and A Frog

Friday, December 04, 2009

PHTHEEZLES

Christopher Robin
Had wheezles
And sneezles,
They bundled him
Into His bed.
They gave him what goes
With a cold in the nose,
And some more for a cold
In the head.
They wondered
If wheezles
Could turn
Into measles,
If sneezles
Would turn
Into mumps;
They examined his chest
For a rash,
And the rest
Of his body for swellings and lumps.
They sent for some doctors
In sneezles
And wheezles
To tell them what ought
To be done.
All sorts and conditions
Of famous physicians
Came hurrying round
At a run.
They all made a note
Of the state of his throat,
They asked if he suffered from thirst;
They asked if the sneezles
Came after the wheezles,
Or if the first sneezle
Came first.
They said, "If you teazle
A sneezle
Or wheezle,
A measle
May easily grow.
But humour or pleazle
The wheezle
Or sneezle,
The measle
Will certainly go.
They expounded the reazles
For sneezles
And wheezles,
The manner of measles
When new.
They said "If he freezles
In draughts and in breezles,
Then PHTHEEZLES
May even ensue" . . .

~A.A. Milne, "Sneezles," Now I am Six, 1927

The reazle I can't blog today is because my wheezles and sneezles have turned into PHTHEEZLES -- at least. In fact, if I were you, I'd lean away from the monitor and spray a little Lysol on the keyboard, just in case.


6 Comments:

At 12/04/2009 11:45 AM, Blogger Jennie said...

Get well quick, Kerry. Only you could joke about the flu. Love you!

 
At 12/04/2009 11:50 AM, Blogger Stephanie Black said...

Kerry, I'm so sorry you're sick. I hope you get well soon!

 
At 12/04/2009 2:57 PM, Blogger L.T. Elliot said...

I'm so sorry you've got the PHTHEEZLES. I've got them too. Wishing you a fast recovery!

 
At 12/04/2009 3:01 PM, Blogger ali said...

Me too! But I'm carrying around that can of Lysol, and I dutifully did as you suggested.

Whew. I think I'm germ free ... for the moment ...

Get well soon!

 
At 12/04/2009 3:05 PM, Blogger Bethany Wiggins said...

Feel better!

 
At 12/05/2009 2:57 AM, Blogger Melanie Goldmund said...

Hope you feel better soon!

 

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