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Strengthen your armies against me, my time is now here.
I am the enemy you can't see, I'll fill you with fear.

Carried by those careless, ignorant, and weak.
Keep you captive fairless, suffering that's bleak.

Now don't be afraid, I am mostly innocuous.
Except when my past is weighed, I may be the apocalypse.

Suffer yourselves to be pricked, lest I come at you like a swift kick.
So that you may not be picked, when I'm thrown at you like a brick.

What am I?

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    $\begingroup$ What about changing 'what am I' in : 'follow the way- go and die- or now say - what am I- and why ?' $\endgroup$ – user52327 Sep 27 '18 at 14:24
  • $\begingroup$ @NaeemShaikh aren't you supposed to hide spoilers? $\endgroup$ – De Novo supports GoFundMonica Sep 27 '18 at 20:05
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Are you

Flu Season

Strengthen your armies against me, my time is now here.

Strengthen your immune system.

I am the enemy you can't see, I'll fill you with fear.

Don't get sick.

Carried by those careless, ignorant, and weak.

When those people sneeze without covering their nose.

Keep you captive fairless, suffering that's bleak.

Sniffle-sniffle

Now don't be afraid, I am mostly innocuous.

Maybe a little cold.

Except when my past is weighed, I may be the apocalypse.

Last year 80,000 people died. Horrible.

Suffer yourselves to be pricked, lest I come at you like a swift kick.

The umm flu shot.

So that you may not be picked, when I'm thrown at you like a brick.

You may get sick without the shot but you can still get sick with one.

Title

Time of year = flu season

Acrostic

Sickness.

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    $\begingroup$ you should not be allowed to read the puzzle untill others have a 10 min headstart :( $\endgroup$ – Naeem Shaikh Sep 27 '18 at 14:23
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    $\begingroup$ Well, I figured this one may be a little easy. Still, nicely done. $\endgroup$ – Joe-You-Know Sep 27 '18 at 14:25
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    $\begingroup$ Great answer! sniffle-sniffle :D (On a side note, I hope this doesn’t reflect Joe-You-Know’s current state.....) $\endgroup$ – El-Guest Sep 27 '18 at 14:26
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    $\begingroup$ @El-Guest, can't shake a stupid dry cough, but other than that, I'm okay. $\endgroup$ – Joe-You-Know Sep 27 '18 at 14:29
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    $\begingroup$ Good to hear, @Joe-You-Know! Keep up the fluids/water!! (I’m currently in the same state myself so passing along the wisdom of others much smarter than me!) $\endgroup$ – El-Guest Sep 27 '18 at 14:36

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