Tuesday, November 16, 2010

day sixteen #aedm2010


My thumb/forearm hurts. My calf is sore. I have a blocked duct and a wee fever. I feel old and broken today. I feel a little like Peggy Ann McKay in the poem Sick by Shel Silverstein. Except it is not Saturday and I'm not faking it. Nevermind, I'm not like that poem at all.

Sick
by Shel Silverstein

"I cannot go to school today,"
Said little Peggy Ann McKay.
"I have the measles and the mumps,
A gash, a rash and purple bumps.
My mouth is wet, my throat is dry,
I'm going blind in my right eye.
My tonsils are as big as rocks,
I've counted sixteen chicken pox
And there's one more--that's seventeen,
And don't you think my face looks green?
My leg is cut--my eyes are blue--
It might be instamatic flu.
I cough and sneeze and gasp and choke,
I'm sure that my left leg is broke--
My hip hurts when I move my chin,
My belly button's caving in,
My back is wrenched, my ankle's sprained,
My 'pendix pains each time it rains.
My nose is cold, my toes are numb.
I have a sliver in my thumb.
My neck is stiff, my voice is weak,
I hardly whisper when I speak.
My tongue is filling up my mouth,
I think my hair is falling out.
My elbow's bent, my spine ain't straight,
My temperature is one-o-eight.
My brain is shrunk, I cannot hear,
There is a hole inside my ear.
I have a hangnail, and my heart is--what?
What's that? What's that you say?
You say today is. . .Saturday?
G'bye, I'm going out to play!"

6 comments:

Amy said...

i hope you start feeling better!
i'm home from work today too because i have a stuffy nose and headache and feel overall icky.
i love that poem by the way!

HereWeGoAJen said...

I love that poem. We recited it in Girl Scouts for something. And I agree, I've been feeling like that lately too, like SOMETHING is always wrong. And I am not faking either.

Anne said...

I've always loved that poem.

Hope you feel better soon!

Leah said...

Feel better!

Great drawing! I remember that poem so well. :-) I've got "Where the Sidewalk Ends" on the bookshelf behind me. :-)

natty. said...

So sorry you're feeling under the weather. Awesome drawing.

Kara aka Mother Henna said...

That is my favorite poem of all time as I've had it memorized since back in the day. I have always wanted to do some radio performance of it. But I've never been able to the Silverstein estate to tell me what it would take to license it to record and air on Voice of Vashon, but I think that would be sooooooooooo fun!! xoox Art On! And Reiki to you for the broken and sick parts!