The Classroom Cold…A Haiku Series

10 Mar

Last week…

I laughed out loud at

the face the girl made when her

neighbor sneezed on her


The classroom, normally

so full of chatter, is now

full of coughs and sneezes


Pain in my cheeks, right

above my back teeth tells me

I’m the next victim


Digging through the cupboard

for prescription decongestants

life is good again


Medicine coursing

through my veins – Who put this

goldfish bowl on my head?


7 Responses to “The Classroom Cold…A Haiku Series”

  1. mlb1202 March 10, 2017 at 6:12 am #

    I love this and that you were able to capture the path towards us getting sick from our kiddos in a fun way! Oh the feeling when we know it’s coming, and then the foggy feeling when we are fully in it! We can all relate to this poem for sure. 🙂

  2. arjeha March 10, 2017 at 7:53 am #

    One of the joys of being a teacher. Students do love sharing.

  3. Leah March 10, 2017 at 9:37 am #

    A fun way to capture the slow, inevitable spread of the cold through a classroom

  4. terierrol March 10, 2017 at 1:35 pm #

    Love, love your poem. And so true how those germs spread.

  5. JudyK March 10, 2017 at 2:08 pm #

    This is great! Funny, thoughtful, and so true! ~JudyK

  6. Frances A Mccrackin March 10, 2017 at 8:31 pm #

    I really enjoyed the structure of a series of haiku,
    transitioning from your carefree laughter to your misery! (Sorry!)

  7. aggiekesler March 10, 2017 at 10:33 pm #

    OK, so this is pretty genius! I’m sorry you have a cold, but your slice is a gem because of it! Get well soon!

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