The Spirit of the Flu Season Comes to Town
Tis the season of love and joy
Sniffles, headaches, sneezes, too;
Atmospheric delight in toys
Mass-marketing scheme—too true; too true.
We might not get a white holiday
Gift of global warming from us!
But we're free from work so let's call it a day!
For ninth graders in Washington; so not.
Happy faces light the streets
Of the mall—buy more, buy more!
Friends with everyone you meet
Footsore, Mommy, Footsore!!
But…I guess the whole thing isn't so bad
Besides the constant 103 fever.
At any rate…you can't be too sad
When the spirit infects all you non-believers.
So, if it must infect you and dispel old Scrooge,
So be it, you fools, so be it!
If sickness be heavy and hearts be huge…
Bring it; Bah Humbug; bring it!
You can call the stuff by any name
Good cheer, my friends, good cheer!
But the contagious spirit's still the same…
Flu season's here!!