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POEM: Doctor Cote


I have a pain that hurts more than I can tell!

I really don’t feel very well.

To Doctor Cote I will go — he’s very smart.

I hope I don’t end up on the emergency cart!

He has spent many years in school,

And he will cure me — that, I know.

He will examine me from head to toe.

He says poetry is good for me.

It makes my mind work,

Instead of just watching TV.

I’m 90 years old, and we work as a team.

He must be doing all right, because I’m in fairly good health

And my mind is bright.

I tell him he can’t retire until I die,

Or there will be a tear in my eye.

I won’t know where to go,

Because I have depended on him so.

God bless Doctor Cote, his nurses and helpers
too —

And there are quite a few!

And thank you, Doctor Cote,

For spending many years studying, you see,

So you can serve humanity!

LORENA ROBINSON lives in La Salle. She states “I wrote this for my doctor.”


Lorena Robinson

Don’t cry for me because I have led a good life and had a wonderful wife

who loved me and I loved her too.

I’ve had many good jobs and when I retired I didn’t just sit and watch TV

I had hobbies that interested me. I had a model train set with all the bells and

whistles and also a remote control. I think it was the best in town and fancier I

never found.

He was a very intelligent man and served the church and humanity when he

could. At church he led the adult Bible class and his knowledge was vast.

Gardening was on his list to do and it pleased Marilyn too.

When they were able they traveled far and near and learned something new

on every trip and many pictures he did take to use on the newsletter that he did


Warren, we all missed you when you died but we wont cry because we

know you will be with the Lord on high.

LORENA ROBINSON lives in La Salle. Lorena states “I wrote this for a friend in memory of her husband.”

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