The Unwanted Guest

Achew! Achew!

What was once a social cue

For ‘bless you’

Has now become

An invite for death stares

How did we get here?

I am not so sure

But, please, dear one,

Don’t punish me

If I had known my Achew will scare you to death

I never would have welcomed

The unwanted guest

A-ch–ewyou look lovely today

How’s that for a conversation starter?



22 responses to “The Unwanted Guest”

  1. Great poem. So true. I completely understand and agree. I live in Japan where no one says anything when you sneeze. It’s just not customary here. It took me a long time to get used to it. Less than one percent of the population is Christian. I still say it to my Japanese students when they sneeze, though.

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    1. Very much expected. Japan is a place I hope to someday visit.
      Thank you for reading & sharing your experience.

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      1. You’re welcome.

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  2. Reblogged this on My Life in Our Father's World and commented:
    Oh goodie, it’s allergy season again

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    1. Thank you Barb for the reblog! I truly appreciate 💝

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  3. This made me laugh 😂

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    1. Hehe. Glad to know. Laughter is good. Thank you, Perth for reading 🙂

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  4. I loved this poem.😂 I know what you mean! It wasn’t a sneeze, but I had the urge to cough while taking a walk on the trails. I tried to hold it in but when I couldn’t any longer, I almost coughed up a lung! I felt very self-conscious. 😷

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    1. Haha. Glad you loved it Deb. Thank you for reading.
      What an experience! Thank God you’re okay. There’s only so long one can hold in a cough/sneeze/etc. I too have been very mindful of any public display of sneezing, coughing, etc
      It is well. Thank you for sharing. Wishing you many more blissful walk on the trails.


  5. Lol this was so funny. Some people’s cough are even on levels. My mask is my best friend. Far away. Some people don’t still understand the 6 ft. instructions. Unwanted Guest 😂👏🏾

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    1. Hehe. Good to know you find it so. But really, I concur. While waiting in line, I had a fellow stand so close to me…completely disregarded the 6ft rule. So yes, hold on dearly to that mask.
      Hopefully it gets better!
      Thank you Karen for engaging.


  6. Oh, sheesh. It’s so true.

    A tickle in my throat, a dust-induced sneeze, an itchy eye rub. Such benign happenings now make me seem like a walking-death-trap to others.

    When will this all end?

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    1. Walking-death-trap-to others: A perfect description for such benign happenings beyond our control.
      Only God knows…but hopefully soon.
      Thank you Sara Jane for stopping by.

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  7. Very humorous and clever poem. I am following your blog now so please follow mine too!

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    1. Thank you Darell. Glad to have you here. Welcome!

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  8. Great poetry. I enhoy reading it. I pray that we will one day get past this situation.

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    1. Amen! I pray so too. Thank you Beverley for reading and commenting. Glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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  9. Haha…Nice one Cyn.

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