Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Cough

A strange sound echoes through the night,
Through the morning, and right up to the evening
It's a now common plight,
That leaves her complaining

For a fortnight it has hung out,
Relentless in it's aim
It's something to talk about,
Or so that's the claim

There's a pain in the gut,
Due to shaken ribcages,
She feels like she's stuck in a hut,
Where there's a table full of pages!

The cough, it comes and goes,
It stays, enough to torture,
Even if she stands on her toes,
The cough, it's there to endure.

13 comments:

  1. That was smooth and sweet.

    More of this, please :)

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  2. Thanks... didn't know you liked poetry :)

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  3. poetic mood eh? been wanting to comment on your blog for so long. vikram drives me up the wall. i like your new layout. neat :)

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  4. Yeah, you can say so... poetry (if this can be called that - real poets may turn in their graves!)makes the brain work a bit more. Needed something like that. Don't worry about that... I've been meaning to send you a Diwali message since Diwali and haven't done so till today! Anyway, Vikram is so adorable. And I'm glad you like the new layout. Thanks :)

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  5. Funny thing is, I don't. I have one blogger on my blogroll that write poetry only and everytime I'm blown away, this poem was very similar.

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  6. Haha... it's a quick way to come up with a post... :)

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  7. An ode to a cough...brilliant!

    But you poor thing. I hope you feel better soon.

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  8. Yeah... a very persistent one at that! I just wish it would go away...

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  9. Somehow poetry seems to fill a page a lot easier than prose, eh?

    I withdrew from my NaNo project also. I just had too much external pressure to properly plan and focus during the month. Perhaps next year.

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  10. That's absolutely true... I'm sorry you had to abandon NaNo as well this year.

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  11. Ribcage-ratting cough: check
    ANNOYING ISP and lousy customer service: check
    Blogging about the above: check.
    Are we circumstance-twins or something?
    Admittedly I didn't blog about my cough as nicely as you did. I just whined :P
    Oh, and are you from India too?

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  12. What an interesting co-incidence. I think our lives are all interconnected in many different ways. Thanks for visiting... :)

    I'm from Malaysia, actually...

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  13. Ah, both tropical Eastern countries :D. This makes some strange sense!

    Oh, and that's rattLing, not ratting :x. Blame the rattly cough for ratting on me!

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