Hello fellow bloggers,
PUSH COMES TO SHOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA
If one bug doesn’t get you
Another one sure will.
Don’t wait until your fever’s high,
Until you’re really ill.
Just get out your insurance card.
Avoid a grim surprise.
Then hasten to a doctor.
Make sure you’re immunized.
There’s lots of possibilities
To catch a deadly germ.
There could be microbes in the air
That render you infirm.
It might be plague or Asian flu,
A chicken pox or worse.
So hurry now and get your keys,
if your co pay’s in your purse.
Watch out, be careful what you eat,
don't swallow an amoeba.
E coli might be in the meat,
or maybe Salmonella.
Keep your shoes upon your feet.
Look around you everywhere.
A rusty nail is in the grass,
A spider’s on the stair.
A rattle snake might bite you,
A tree fall on your head,
There’s endless opportunity,
For fate to strike you dead.
I’m not telling you to worry,
Just do everything you can.
Make sure your premiums are paid,
You’ve got the best health plan.
Make sure your heart is ticking right,
Your arteries are clear,
Do check your bones aren’t thinning.
You must have those tests, it’s clear!
They’ll poke you and they’ll prod you
They’ll stick things up your rear
Take your temp and drain some blood,
They’re thorough, never fear.
Although those tests are nasty,
You’ve got to pay the price.
Disease is all around you,
And dying isn’t nice.
You’ve got to change your habits,
And exercise a lot.
Keep stresses at a minimum,
Or rest in family plot!
Nancy Wayman Deutsch
from Between The Lines