Unwelcome Visitor

                                                                         © 2014

The day started the night before

Runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing

Burning throat, congested nasal passages

Painful swallowing

Having the chills


It was the night before

Listless! Sweaty and drenched clothes

Tossing and turning throughout most of the night

Excess mucus

Red, swollen eyes


It was the night that would never end

Laboured breathing

Pain and aches-everywhere


It is the morning after the night before.


By Wayne Campbell