Stu­dy Shel Silverstein’s poem “Sick”. Look up unknown words at PONS

“I can­not go to school today,“
Said litt­le Peg­gy Ann McK­ay.
“I have the meas­les and the mumps,
A gash, a rash and pur­ple bumps.
My mouth is wet, my throat is dry,
I’m going blind in my right eye.
My ton­sils are as big as rocks,
I’ve coun­ted six­te­en chi­cken pox
And there’s one more—that’s seven­te­en,
And don’t you think my face looks green?
My leg is cut—my eyes are blue—
It might be insta­ma­tic flu.
I cough and snee­ze and gasp and cho­ke,
I’m sure that my left leg is bro­ke—
My hip hurts when I move my chin,
My bel­ly button’s caving in,
My back is wren­ched, my ankle’s sprai­ned,
My ‘pen­dix pains each time it rains.
My nose is cold, my toes are numb.
I have a sli­ver in my thumb.
My neck is stiff, my voice is weak,
I hard­ly whis­per when I speak.
My tongue is fil­ling up my mouth,
I think my hair is fal­ling out.
My elbow’s bent, my spi­ne ain’t strai­ght,
My tem­pe­ra­tu­re is one-o-eight.
My brain is shrunk, I can­not hear,
The­re is a hole insi­de my ear.
I have a hang­nail, and my heart is—what?
What’s that? What’s that you say?
You say today is Satur­day?
G’bye, I’m going out to play!”

You can gain THREE MRs when you memo­ri­ze the WHOLE poem AND when you know what words like gash, ton­sils, cho­ke etc. mean in Ger­man.