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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 10:33 pm 
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A Nutty Poem

by Hattie Page


A sensitive baby I knew from the start
Fear for the future I had in my heart
When the hives rose I knew for sure
That peanuts were poison and maybe more
Went to the doctor and told him my guess
Wanting to hear “no” but instead I heard “yes”
A sever allergy that could take away life
Can I wish it away with all of my might?
How to protect this child, now and tomorrow?
A cure you can’t find, beg, steal or borrow?
Is it safe at school and other kid settings?
Nuts are everywhere, in dog food and bedding?!
Will others be cautious if it’s not their concern?
How can they know – there’s so much to learn?
So many questions and answers are few
But I promised myself so here’s what I do
I put safety first, as everyone aught
I remind others if I feel they are not
I read labels with care and abstain if unclear
Common sense is my ally- the enemy is fear
I’ll speak up when needed and won’t be ashamed
If a parent has worries they should do the same
Food is a necessary, big part of life
But nuts are not and safety’s a right
I’ll implore whomever to know it’s the truth
Allergic reactions are prevented by me and you.

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Died a Hundred Times

by Marie LaRose of Ottawa


Superman is my hero,
He never lets the kryptonite get him down,
Even when Luther forces him to wear it,
You won’t see him start to frown.
I’m not supposed to be here,
At least that’s what they say.
I should have died a hundred times,
But I’m still here today.
They tried to kill me,
Just to see if they could.
They thought a peanut butter sandwich was nothing,
I still think they would.
They don’t understand my kryptonite,
And I can’t expect them to.
There’s nothing like growing up,
Knowing you could die,
Living day to day carrying the one thing that may save you.
You learn a lot of things along the way,
How to explain,
How to ask,
How to demand.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 10:38 pm 
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Oh my goodness -- great entries. I don't know how you guys picked the winners.
Especially your poem June (My daughter. My hero.), it has reduced me to tears!


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