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Home Safe?

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Home Safe?

Any person who’s in employment, works in a safe environment
As policies have all been put in place to eradicate accidents

But how many of us, are as diligent when it comes to our family
And risk assess each room at home to ensure it’s hazard free

Each year, there are so many injuries, that are caused by trips and falls
In the home, so experts tell us, that it’s the most unsafe place of all

Those most at risk are our elders, especially ones who live alone
When trips or falls at their time of life, can result in broken bones

It doesn’t take anything major, the smallest innocuous event
Can cause the elderly, a child or ourselves, to have an accident

Old worn slippers that slop off feet, over-furnished rooms
Chairs used as ladders and trailing leads are all where danger looms

Frayed loose carpets, and failing health, can lead to jeopardy
So ‘Safety First’ is the watchword, to protect from injury

Throw out shabby slippers - clean out rooms - make pathways clear
Secure trailing leads - use a footstool - have health checks every year

Ensure safety is your mindset, and risk assessment habitualistic
So you and your family don’t end up, as one more Health and Safety statistic.

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  1. Date: 3/14/2010 3:08:00 AM
    This is good advice, Jannette. After all, my hip deterioration began with a fall while running to the phone. I tripped over stuff on the floor. Thank God, I finally have a new hip...after the first one ground away. I hope people follow this good advice. Smiles and Love, Dane Ann

  1. Date: 3/14/2010 3:05:00 AM
    Thank you for your most welcomed recent comments on my “Whether in Your Neck of the Woods” blog. Smiles, Dane Ann

  1. Date: 2/22/2010 1:07:00 PM
    U are most welcome Janette and every word is very meaningful to u right now and to your family... it was my pleasure and blessing to share with u... if there is anything I can do to make your sorrow lighter please let me know.. God bless..luv.. Linda-Marie..

  1. Date: 2/19/2010 1:24:00 AM
    Thank you for your comment on my blog "Humor in Poetry"

  1. Date: 2/14/2010 3:26:00 AM
    Interesting topic that you have chosen to present here today. Very informative write. Keep the creative pen flowing. Sara

  1. Date: 2/12/2010 11:49:00 AM
    very good advice and well rhymed. Thanks for the read. Ellen

  1. Date: 2/10/2010 11:11:00 PM
    Thank you for you welcome blog comments today Janette.rgds Brian

  1. Date: 2/10/2010 10:19:00 AM
    so true i definitly dont want to be a statistic! nice flow overall good write =)

  1. Date: 2/9/2010 9:23:00 AM
    Wow, how wonderfully written and so practical, thanks

  1. Date: 2/9/2010 8:54:00 AM
    Thank you for sharing your awesome poetry with us today Janette. This was a real eye opener. Love, Carol