I should know better than to stand and say,
“Today, I rule the world, once and for all!”
Because the world will smirk and say, “Okay,
Remember: what you know if it is small.
“You don’t know famine, hunger, war, or need;
Privation isn’t something you’ve endured;
What makes you feel you’re qualified to lead
When to adversity you’re not inured?”
So housebound now when minor illness struck
I know it would be churlish to complain.
With nasty flu about, it seems like luck,
To suffer inconvenience, and not pain.
And though the world my ego has deflated,
It kindly gave me means to stay hydrated.