It caught me with my guard down
This vile, ruthless Beast
Creeping down the hall last night
When I suspected least.
The alarm went off and up I jumped
Ready for the day
When suddenly I noticed
A sneeze was on the way.
My head was heavy, my muscles ached
I couldn’t smell or taste
I very quickly realized
It was the Beast that soon I’d face!
I very slowly showered
And dressed to go to work
Then I saw it there behind me
Laughing as it smirked,
“You thought you could avoid me,
With your vitamins and pills,
But don’t you know I ALWAYS win,
No matter what your skills?”
“You’ll cough and sneeze and feel run-down
Won’t want to eat or drink
You’ll sleep all day
Then be up all night
You’ll feel so out of sync!”
All at once I shouted,
“GET BACK YOU AWFUL BEAST!!
I won’t let you defeat me
You don’t scare me in the least!”
“I’m going to see the Doctor
And he’ll prescribe some pills
I’ll take them and I’ll get some rest
So start running for the hills!”
The Beast began to shrink in size
and slowly slipped away
He’d sensed he was defeated
And had to find some easy prey
So be on guard and wash your hands
Let your vigilance never cease
Stay alert, watch for the signs
And beware the evil Beast!