|Welcome to this page of poetry.
I hope that you'll like the poems I wrote. I wanted to find a way to help
kids with medical problems know how to talk about them to their classmates,
so I thought that silly poetry might work. Now spending a lot of time talking
in rhymes is not particularly good for anybody's mental health, but poetry
has a way of teaching without making a big deal out of it, and so I gave
it a stab. I hope that you'll let me know what you think of them.
Joan Fleitas, Ed.D., R.N.
Associate Professor of Nursing, Lehman College, CUNY
Bronx, New York 10468
Last updated: March 11, 2005