This turtle needs Oxygen when she's up and about now too.
Breathe Turtle Breathe
This turtle not only has difficulties walking
But now she needs Oxygen when she's up and about.
This turtle can take the Oxygen while talking
to all her, medical providers and she does not have to shout.
This Turtle will breathe as long as she can manage
with being a former smoker, this is the cause of her COPD,
and problems with her breathing because that is the Damage
that was done with starting smoking at a young age.
Now it is time to take care of herself in this new way
now that she has no choice. But to do so and hopefully,
it does not get worse with her breathing day after day
with her Oxygen that helps her furtherly.
By Sharmelle Olson
Shadows and Light Poetry Contest