Listen dear teachers and you shall hear
A verse from the nurse now that Christmas is near.
Belly aches, head aches, popped wires in braces,
Hangnails and chapped lips and pimples on faces.
Viruses causing GI distress,
Tears and upsets 'cause “My life is a mess! ”
Kids with green faces approaching my door,
Barely over the threshold ... .all over the floor.
Tonsils that kiss, their throats are so sore,
Glands big as grapes - - ”need I say more?
Earaches and heart aches, jammed thumb or finger,
Wheezes and sneezes and coughs that do linger.
Allergic reactions, occasional lice,
Contusions and bruises from falls on the ice.
“My Mom knows I’m sick, I‘ve never felt worse,
She said, ‘Go to school, and go to the nurse.’”
“I threw up on the bus, I felt like a jerk
But you can’t call my Mom, ‘cuz she’s gotta work.”
I love being your nurse, and I love all this stuff,
But by Christmas vacation, even I’ve had enough.
Enjoy your break, wipe the virus slate clear
And we’ll all start anew when we come back next year!
I hope that my poem doesn’t make you feel worse
For it comes with my love,
Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy new year!