My Dragon Wasn't Feeling Good

My dragon wasn't feeling good,
He had a nasty chill
And couldn't keep from shivering,
I saw that he was ill.
His eyes were red and watery,
His nose was running too,
His flame was but a fizzle,
And his cheeks were pallid blue.
I took him to a doctor
Just as quickly as I could,
A specialist in dragons,
And she's in our neighborhood.
She took his pulse and temperature, Then fed him turpentine
And phosphorus and gasoline
My dragon's doing fine.

Jack Pretlutsky
Art Peter Sis