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Friday, May 6, 2016

Happy Nurses Day

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Happy Nurses Day

Today marks the beginning of National Nurses week, a week to honor all those men and women who choose to dedicate their lives to helping others.  The week ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.





Thank You

Thank you for the care
you give to me.
Thank you for your
gentle touch.

Thanks you for
your reassurance.
Your knowledge 
means so much.

When I was hurt
and needed help
you were the one
that was there.

And when I needed 
a band-aid
you were the one
who put it there.

Thank you for being
a care giver,
a nurse.

Without you,
I'm sure
my pain
would be worse.


This simple poem is what many would call greeting card verse.  It is OK to write that every once in a while, especially if you are making a greeting card to thank someone.  Can you try making a card for a nurse you know today?  Can you write a poem to go on your card?  Does your school have a nurse you'd like to thank?  Have fun making your card.  Have a happy Friday.


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Today is Poetry Friday and Sylvia Vardell is hosting the Poetry Friday Round Up
on her blog Poetry For Children.  You can find many more poetry postings here. Sylvia Vardell is the best teacher, editor, publisher.  Thank you, Sylvia, for everything you do for children's poetry and children's poets.  Here is wishing you a Happy Mother's Day
 

12 comments:

  1. Thank you for honoring nurses and caregivers today. Where would we be without them? Proud to have an aunt and cousin who are nurses as well as several friends.

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    1. Jama,
      Congratulations to your aunt and cousin. I'm so glad I know you.

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  2. I didn't know about this day, but am forever grateful for wonderful nurses who took care of my husband. Thank you, Joy.

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    1. Yes, I too know from experience, good nurses can make a world of difference, and nurses care for the family as well as their patients.
      I'm so grateful I know you Linda.

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  3. My mom was an RN, and her training came in pretty handy with 4 children!

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    1. She must have been a very busy woman.

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  4. Wonderful tribute to nurses, Joy. They deserve a week in their honor if anyone does!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, Violet. I hope you had a great Mother's Day.

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  5. Nurses deserve recognition and praise for lives devoted to the care of others!

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    1. Hey Mary Lee. Are you and Violet playing tag team. Was anyone in your family a nurse? My dad certainly had some great male nurses when he was ill.

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  6. Thank you for joining our Poetry Friday gathering this week. I share your appreciation for nurses having spent many days in hospitals with family members. They're miracle workers!

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    1. Sylvia,
      Thanks for hosting the round up this week and for all the millions of things you do for children's poets and children. I look forward to seeing you in September. Yo8u're the best poetry compiler in the world. I appreciate you and am so glad you don't need the nurses any more.

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