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The Eclectic Pen - The Virus

By: IONE L. (zaneygraylady)   + 85 more  
Date Submitted: 1/9/2007
Last Updated: 3/17/2011
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 89

  I caught a virus today
and where I went
I gave it away

Before I knew it many were down
cause the ones who caught it
passed it around

I didn't have the sniffles or sneezes
It wasn't a cold, the flu
or the wheezes

It wasn't from eating off dirty dishes
from shaking of hands
coughing or kisses

Very quickly, it easily spread
from a frown, a gesture
or angry word said

So if this virus comes your way
just give it a smile
and keep your good day

If you catch it it's sure to spread
from person to person
and head to head

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S A A. (lovegoodbooks) - 1/9/2007 9:21 PM ET
Carmela M. - 1/9/2007 9:35 PM ET
So true...our moods and attitudes can spread more quickly than any physical virus can.
Jim H. (Pecos45) - 1/10/2007 6:10 AM ET
Very good Zany. Cleverly done.
Lynn B. (seraphina) - 3/21/2007 8:17 PM ET
How true!
Amanda R. (amandaripsam) - 6/25/2007 5:37 AM ET
amen ! very true thanks for sharing
Brenda O. (brendabreweroliver) - 6/10/2008 5:49 AM ET
Very good advice! Beautiful!
Sabriena W. (hazeleyesrangeleyes) - 8/12/2008 7:10 PM ET
I like this one. So true.
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