Poetry Friday: Ode to Hay Fever

Poetry Friday is hosted at Allegro today.

I have an original composition today. It was intended to be a tongue-in-cheek commiseration for those of us who suffer with allergies this time of year, but it ended up sounding a little depressing…maybe because the tune is depressing. But if you can imagine how someone like Carol Burnett would sing it, you’ll have it just about right.

Ode to Hay Fever

— To the tune of the Beatles’ “Yesterday”

cause my eyes to itch and make me sneeze
when the pollen floats in from the trees.
Oh, I’m not pleased with allergies.

I know pollen is good for the bees
And it helps create some other trees,
But it’s not good for me to breathe.

Why this yellow dust on my car, my house, my hair?
I am surrounded with this pollen everywhere!

I love spring,
Listening to all the birds sing,
Warmer days and blooms on everything.
Allergies are the only things
Negative about the spring.

11 thoughts on “Poetry Friday: Ode to Hay Fever

  1. ROFL!!! I got it JUST as it was intended! It is wOnderful! I’m so thankful that I do not suffer MUCH from allergies — more in September than Spring.

  2. Pingback: Friday’s Fave Five « Stray Thoughts

  3. I dedicate this poem to the woman who teaches next to me. Her eyes were nearly swollen shut yesterday before the rain. It was a miracle to see her whole face open up after the pollen was (temporarily) washed from the air. My heart goes out to allergy sufferers. How sad for you to dread the most beautiful season!

  4. Oh, I don’t dread it — I love the warmth and colors and greatly look forward to it after the long, cold, barren winter, As I said in the last line, allergies are the only negative part (well, and bugs, too. 🙂 ) Thankfully mine aren’t as bad as the poor teacher you described.

  5. I’m going to have this song in my head all month now! LOL My whole family suffers allergies, especially my youngest boy. I feel so bad for the little guy. Maybe singing this to him will make him smile too. Thanks!

  6. Pingback: Blog year in review: « Stray Thoughts

  7. Pingback: Flashback Friday: Poetry « Stray Thoughts

  8. Pingback: National Poetry Month | Stray Thoughts

Leave a Reply to Barbara H. Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.