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An Ode to Good Health in 2016

’Twas the end of the year

And the masses were panicked

Not a single goal met

Nor a tiny task managed

 

2015 had gone

In the blink of an eye

The projects piled up

And were too hard to hide

 

Things went unfinished

Words were unsaid

The old and the young

Lacked insurance, no med!

 

Promises of prevention

(so rarely kept)

Blown away in the wind

With deductibles unmet

 

Wellness visits forgotten

Physicals not taken

The public was amiss

Over benefits forsaken

 

Vaccines in their vials

Sat on the counter

Doctors lamented lacking

Crucial face-to-face encounters

 

The masses all swore

“Next year we’ll eat our greens

And exercise our bodies

Until absurdly lean”

 

Nurses shook their heads

As visits clogged the ER

Resources used up

Due to ailments subpar

 

So remember this year

As 2016 begins

Make sure you are covered

From your odds to your ends

 

Eat your greens and your fruit

For a well balanced diet

Being healthy requires

A daily compliance

 

Exercise and vaccinate

To prevent the preventable

For fear you fall ill

From something lamentable

 

And remember this note

Which is important to all

Hospitals are for emergencies

Urgent care for woes small

 

We welcome 2016

With new and old goals

But please keep in mind

This story of wellness we’ve told

 

And if you should doubt

Our advice given

Consult your care team

For all health concerns & decisions.

2016 Nurses With Heart

Happy 2016 from Nurses With Heart Home Care!