The Germ.

A mighty creature is the germ,

Though smaller than a pachyderm.

His customary dwelling place

Is deep within the human race.

His childish pride he often pleases

By giving people strange diseases.

Do you, my poppet, feel infirm?

You probably contain a germ.

Ogden Nash is one of those wonderful writers that can reduce the most complicated biological mishap into a few simple lines of whimsy.

It doesn`t need to be scrutinised for any deep, philosophical content; the language is deceptively simple, yet unfolds the truth of the matter in the space of a few seconds of reading.

No more need be spoken on the subject.

I`ll get me coat……………..


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