These Wicked Cramps

image by Rafael Neddermeyer on Pixabay

Wicked cramps are gripping my legs
Grampa says it’s because I lack magnesium
And that’s why the accompanying restless jifling
But that doesn’t answer this raging thirst
Nor yet the intermittent vomiting
Grandma says to dispose of that
Not to let anyone touch it
To wash their hands
To not pass it on
She says this isn’t the common collywobbles
But the highly infectious
Potentially lethal
Cholera morbus

68 words written for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt: Collywobbles

About crispina kemp

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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11 Responses to These Wicked Cramps

  1. Dale says:

    An image like that is likely to cause an attack of the collywobbles… of course, what is described in your poem is much graver…

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  2. Nope, Not Pam says:

    That ending was a real kapow

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Bill says:

    Interesting piece with ‘jifling’. Grandma had the best advice. Well done. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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