The Sneezing Man

A man was infected with a virus

And was sneezing 

Once or twice as he sneezed

He caught the virus in a tissue

And threw it away in the bin

Other virus particles infected his neighbour

Who took regular medication

And did not develop symptoms 

He sneezed on people who

Had already had the same cold

Their immune system choked out the virus. 

But he kept sneezing

And some virus particles fell

On those not immune to it

Producing viral symptoms

That were thirty, sixty

Even a hundred times as much as the man had!


The virus caught in the tissue

Represents those who are embarrassed

To spread the message about the Kingdom

The evil one comes and snatches away

The message meant for others

The person who caught the virus

But suppressed the symptoms

Represents those who hear the message

Immediately receive

But then resist and walk away. 

Since the virus doesn’t take hold

They don’t display

The symptoms of the Kingdom

The people who were immune to the virus

Had heard about the Kingdom before

But didn’t believe its message

Could provide answers

To the worries of this life

So again no symptoms of the Kingdom



The virus that infected other people

Represents those

Who truly hear and understand

Through the pain, suffering and weakness

Of an individual

Spreading like an outbreak

Producing Kingdom symptoms thirty, sixty,

Or even a hundred times

As much as the index case!


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