I sure don’t feel too hot
Because my brains have turned to snot
I cough until my head is fit to burst,
These sweets I bought today
Aim to soothe the cough away
But they’ve caused a nasty pain that’s getting worse.

They are sugar-free you see
And this is news to me –
Take too many and they become a laxative
But it’s the cough I want to stop
Not my bowels I wish to drop
But I need them for the respite that they give

What if they fail to cure the cough?
One false move – it could kick-off
I can not make my mind up what to do
Can I clench enough to hack?
I must select – no turning back
I guess this might be called Catch-22