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I've Been Bitten

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hoot_owl_rn
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0 posted 01-12-2000 09:05 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Iíve Been Bitten

Oh, have I been bitten
I guarantee itís true
Itís really got me its hooks
I donít know what to do

My body is on fire
My face is flushed with heat
I toss and turn instead of sleeping
I can not eat or drink

Inside, I am left aching
Iím weak upon my feet
My palms are damp and sweaty
My heart it skips a beat

Even though I tried so hard
Its strong grip to avoid
I found I couldnít run from it
Itís got me, Iím annoyed

Oh yes, have I been bitten
Iíll tell you that it's true
But, it isn't what you think
I simply have the flu



 When you truly know the meaning
of the word Love,
you will also know the meaning
of the word Pain
~Javan
© Copyright 2000 Ruth Kephart - All Rights Reserved
Elizabeth Santos
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1 posted 01-12-2000 09:09 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Oh, How this romantic heart turned the tables on me. I hope it's not true, but if so, I send my wishes for a speedy recovery,   poor little owl
Liz
caroline
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2 posted 01-12-2000 09:21 AM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Don't feel alone, wise little owl!
I, too, feel like road-kill
My heart goes out to you my friend
I wish you were not ill!

They say misery loves company, but I don't wish this on anyone!


Feel better soon, hoot...
Seymour Tabin
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3 posted 01-12-2000 09:23 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Ruth,
If you really have the flu,
I'll tell you what to do.
Just have a bowl of chicken soup,
It will act just like a coup.
Enjoyed your poem so much. *L* Sy
whiskey
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4 posted 01-12-2000 09:31 AM       View Profile for whiskey   Email whiskey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit whiskey's Home Page   View IP for whiskey

This is great Hoot, If you truley have the flu I hope you get better soon , the flu can be the pits  
Sally S.
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5 posted 01-12-2000 09:42 AM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

Dern Flu anyhow!!!  Cute way of putting it, Ruth.  Hope you feel better soon...if you really are bitten by that bug!  (hmmmmmm...Balladeer sleeping on the job again? He's supposed to keep those guys away! hehehe)
hoot_owl_rn
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6 posted 01-12-2000 10:04 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Elizabeth...sorry to dissapoint you dear...but indeed it's only the flu bug, perhaps next time  

Thanks everyone...yes, I do have the flu...working on about 6 days of it actually and trying to work at the same time. My hospital doesn't have sick days and hey, got to live some how...although the other day I was wishing I wouldn't...LOL...anyway, thanks for your replies and your thoughts  
Marge Tindal
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7 posted 01-12-2000 12:52 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Hoot-

Been that route ... still trying to get
over it.  It's been 13 days ...
and I'm ready for it to vamoose !

Hope you feel better, hon.
Love ~*Marge*~

 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
noles1@totcon.com

suthern
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8 posted 01-12-2000 01:05 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Hoot: You have my admiration, dear lady... the flu always destroys my sense of humor... and you write a great poem about it! LOL.

I hope you get to feeling better soon!
PhaerieChild
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9 posted 01-12-2000 01:52 PM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

Hoot I sure hope you get to feeling better soon. The flu always brings me down to my lowest level of crankiness. I lose all sense of humour. You write a great poem about such a humourless subject. Get well soon!!!

 Poetry~ Words falling on paper, painting a dream.

Shawna R. Holder
Boise, Idaho

Martie
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10 posted 01-12-2000 01:59 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

hoot, if I'd been bitten by that bug I would certainly not be writing poetry much less be going to work.  You have my admiration and my hope that you feel better very soon.  (who ever heard of such a thing--a hospital with no sick leave--just doesn't make sense)

 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)
Denise
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11 posted 01-12-2000 07:17 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I hope you feel better soon, Ruth. Nasty  nasty bug it is going around. Glad to see it's not keeping you from writing, though!
Now eat your soup and get some rest. And take at least one day off from work, will ya?!

 Denise

Munda
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12 posted 01-12-2000 07:26 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Ruth, LOL, you do know how to make a good poem out of just about everything, even feeling terrible. I hope you'll feel better soon. Hugs. : )
Marilyn
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13 posted 01-12-2000 07:53 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Cooking up a batch of my special chicken and love soup! Hmmm now if only I could get some time off and a reliable car to get there in...lol. I hope you didn't get that bug from me Ruth. You were so sweet to me last week when I was feeling horrible. Get well soon!

Fluids, fluids, fluids!!
Balladeer
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14 posted 01-12-2000 08:20 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

BUG? Who said bug? I'll be there tomorrow....can in my hand. I make mouse calls, too!!!!
Michael
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15 posted 01-12-2000 08:22 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

ROFL...great poem...
I've been bitten by that bug too of late.  Can surely relate.  Hope you feel better soon.


Michael
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16 posted 01-12-2000 08:33 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I am crawling with those critters
they've been living in my house
at this point in-fluenza
I'd settle for a mouse!

Nan
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17 posted 01-12-2000 08:47 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

I have good news.... After about two weeks you start to feel human again....
Corinne
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state of confusion


18 posted 01-12-2000 08:54 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Oh, you tricked us!

Enjoyed the read!


Corinne
HelmutB
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19 posted 01-12-2000 08:55 PM       View Profile for HelmutB   Email HelmutB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HelmutB's Home Page   View IP for HelmutB

Is it not Y2K for you
than you catch the flu
What are you doing dear
Let me whisper something in your ear
I w... k... y.. w...
u.... a.. m. c....
The poem is done so swell
Get better soon I wish you well


 The ability to describe life with words is similar to painting a picture; both can be powerful tools.

devina
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20 posted 01-12-2000 09:02 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

Oh- you poor dear, I feel for you, I had the flu for three weeks and I just got over it!!!Good Luck!!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
Local Rebel
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21 posted 01-12-2000 09:11 PM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

ROFL@PdV...  

Great work Hootie!  Get better real soon!  
hoot_owl_rn
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22 posted 01-13-2000 09:43 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Thanks everyone  
Roger Leewright
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23 posted 01-14-2000 08:12 AM       View Profile for Roger Leewright   Email Roger Leewright   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Roger Leewright

Hoot, This reminds me of a song they might sing on the show "who's line is it anyway"
Had me laughing and feeling sorry for ya at the same time - Geez if this is what U produce when your sick....Oh boy!! Get well soon      
WhtDove
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24 posted 01-14-2000 10:41 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

LOL, I knew that was coming, I did!  hehe  
I hope you get to feeling better soon!  My hubby has come down with it, I have to wait, and hopefully it will just sneak right be me. I feel yucky but not that bad, so hopefully it will hold out!  ROFL@ road kill!

 <*\\\><
Where there is faith,
there is love.
Where there is love,
there is peace.
Where there is peace,
there is GOD.
Where there is GOD,
there is no need.

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