27 years as school nurse – resignation poem

Headaches, stomachaches, and band-aids for cuts,

Information on flu, good hand washing a must.

Itchy heads, nosebleeds and coughs that don’t stop,

Try a glass of water, you don’t need a cough drop.

Skinned knees, rolled ankles, complaints, oh, so many,

A few minutes of rest, I doubt you’ll need twenty.

Communication with parents, by phone and by letter,

Please, keep your child home until the young one is better.

Immunizations, physicals, reports to the state,

Don’t make this your first stop or to class you’ll be late.

Now you may not believe this, but I know it’s true,

By the third week of June, I will be saying adieu.

It’s been quite an adventure, by any good measure,

To the future I’m looking, but the memories I’ll treasure.

9 thoughts on “Resignation”

  1. Reblogged this on ShiftnShake and commented:
    Bonnie is resigned to her art. I’ve been promoting my friend’s artwork, her quilling, which she features on her blog. And now she’s a poet. The following was her way of letting the school superintendent know she was retiring. Retirement has given her time to make her lovely creations. Coincidence that spellcheck wants “quiller” to read “quitter”? Though she wasn’t quick to quit, she quit to quill and the results are quite amazing. Do check out Bonnie’s virtual gallery.

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  2. Well done! And you use this to announced your retirement? Ha, you’re certainly a creative at heart. Hats off to you for your service in healthcare and then pursuing your passion. Not everyone has the courage to do so. It seems you’re serving yourself well. Congratulations!! 😀

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