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A


Compendium


Of


My


Medical Poems


About Diseases


From


A

Family Doctor

(Volume 2)


By


Dr Kenneth Kee


M.B.,B.S. (Singapore)

Ph.D (Healthcare Administration)


Copyright Kenneth Kee 2016 Smashwords Edition


Published by Kenneth Kee at Smashwords.com





Dedication



This book is dedicated

To my wife Dorothy

And my children

Carolyn, Grace

And Kelvin




This book describes the medical poetry of diseases taken from my books or in vernacular terms


(What is the medical poetry of diseases in a family clinic)


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Introduction


In 2013 to 2014 I was writing some of these health books when I decided to make it more interesting by adding quotations or poems on these conditions.


Unfortunately not all poems or quotations could be found for some diseases.


So I decided to write some 312 poems on my own based on the contents that I was writing.


I tried to make it as interesting as possible and with all information on these diseases.


Table of Content



Chapter 1


My Health


1. Ode to my Health (A Simple Guide to a Healthy Life)

2. Ode to a Doctor (A Simple Guide to a Medical Trivia)


Nutrition deficiency


1. Ode to Dehydration (Water Deficiency) - (A Simple Guide to Dehydration)

2. Ode to Magnesium Deficiency (A Simple Guide to Magnesium Deficiency)

3. Ode to Zinc Deficiency (A Simple Guide to Zinc Deficiency)

4. Ode to Copper Deficiency (A Simple Guide to Copper Deficiency)

5. Ode to Chromium Deficiency (A Simple Guide to Chromium Deficiency)

6. Ode to Selenium Deficiency (A Simple Guide to Selenium Deficiency)

7. Ode to Sulfur Deficiency (A Simple Guide to Sulfur Deficiency)

8. Ode to Iron Deficiency (A Simple Guide to Iron Deficiency)

9. Osteoporosis (Calcium deficiency) (A Simple Guide to Osteoporosis)


Vitamins


1. Vitamin C Deficiency (A Simple Guide to Vitamin C Deficiency)

2. Vitamin A Deficiency (A Simple Guide to Vitamin A Deficiency)

3. Vitamin E Deficiency (A Simple Guide to Vitamin E Deficiency)

4. Vitamin K Deficiency (A Simple Guide to Vitamin K Deficiency)

5. Vitamin D Deficiency (A Simple Guide to Vitamin D Deficiency)

6. Vitamin B1 Deficiency (A Simple Guide to Vitamin B1 Deficiency)

7. Vitamin B2 Deficiency (A Simple Guide to Vitamin B2 Deficiency)

8. Vitamin B3 Deficiency (A Simple Guide to Vitamin B3 Deficiency)

9. Vitamin B5 Deficiency (A Simple Guide to Vitamin B5 Deficiency)

10. Vitamin B6 Deficiency (A Simple Guide to Vitamin B6 Deficiency)

11. Vitamin B7 Deficiency (A Simple Guide to Vitamin B7 Deficiency)

12. Folic Acid deficiency (A Simple Guide to Folic Acid Deficiency)

13. Vitamin B12 Deficiency (A Simple Guide to Vitamin B12 Deficiency)



Chapter 2


Anatomy


1. Nose (A Simple Guide to the Nose and functions)

2. Eyes (A Simple Guide to the Eyes and functions)

3. Ears (A Simple Guide to the Ears and functions)

4. Skin (A Simple Guide to the Skin and functions)

5. Bones and Muscles (A Simple Guide to the Bones and Muscles and functions)

6. Liver (A Simple Guide to the Liver and functions)

7. Thyroid (A Simple Guide to the Thyroid and functions)

8. Parathyroid (A Simple Guide to the Parathyroid and functions)

9. Bladder (A Simple Guide to the Bladder and functions)

10. Knees (A Simple Guide to the Knees and functions)

11. Toes (A Simple Guide to the Toes and functions)

12. Fingers (A Simple Guide to the Fingers and functions)

13. Jaw (A Simple Guide to the Jaw and functions)

14. Blood (A Simple Guide to the Blood and functions)

15. White blood cells (A Simple Guide to the White Blood Cells and functions)

16. Nails (A Simple Guide to the Nails and functions)

17. Lymphocytes (A Simple Guide to the Lymphocytes and functions)

18. Brain (A Simple Guide to the Brain and functions)

19. Thymus (A Simple Guide to the Thymus and functions)

20. Uterus (A Simple Guide to the Uterus and functions)



Chapter 3


Silent Diseases


1. Silent diseases (A Simple Guide to Silent Diseases)


Systemic Diseases


1. Amyloidosis (A Simple Guide to Amyloidosis)

2. Sarcoidosis (A Simple Guide to Sarcoidosis)

3. Systemic Sclerosis (A Simple Guide to Systemic Sclerosis)

4. Aging (A Simple Guide to Aging)


Metabolic diseases


1. Metabolic Diseases (A Simple Guide to Metabolic Diseases)

2. Atherosclerosis (A Simple Guide to Atherosclerosis)

3. Coronary Heart Disease (A Simple Guide to Coronary Heart Disease)

4. Gout (A Simple Guide to Gout)

5. Cholesterol (A Simple Guide to Cholesterol)

6. Hypoglycemia (A Simple Guide to Hypoglycemia)

7. Hypothermia (A Simple Guide to Hypothermia)

8. Yahoo’s answers (A Simple Guide to Yahoo’s Answers)



Chapter 4


Infectious Diseases


1. Whooping Cough (A Simple Guide to Whooping Cough

2. Mumps (A Simple Guide to Mumps)

3. Yellow Fever (A Simple Guide to Yellow Fever)

4. Smallpox (A Simple Guide to Smallpox)

5. Leprosy (A Simple Guide to Leprosy)

6. Measles (A Simple Guide to Measles)

7. Diphtheria (A Simple Guide to Diphtheria)

8. Legionnaire's Disease (A Simple Guide to Legionnaire's Disease)

9. Rubella (A Simple Guide to Dehydration)

10. Amebiasis (A Simple Guide to Amebiasis)

11. Candidiasis (A Simple Guide to Candidiasis)

12. Lice (A Simple Guide to Lice)

13. Encephalitis (A Simple Guide to Encephalitis)

14. Actinomycosis (A Simple Guide to Actinomycosis)

15. Meningitis (A Simple Guide to Meningitis)

16. Hepatitis A (A Simple Guide to Hepatitis A)

17. Hepatitis B (A Simple Guide to Hepatitis B)

18. Hepatitis C (A Simple Guide to Hepatitis C)

19. Botulism (A Simple Guide to Botulism)

20. Athletic's Foot (A Simple Guide to Athletic's Foot)

21. Shingles (A Simple Guide to Shingles)

22. Tonsillitis (A Simple Guide to Tonsillitis)

23. Quinsy (A Simple Guide to Quinsy)

24. Sinusitis (A Simple Guide to Sinusitis)

25. Pneumonia (A Simple Guide to Pneumonia)

26. Roundworms (A Simple Guide to Roundworms)

27. Leptospirosis (A Simple Guide to Leptospirosis)

28. Chlamydia (A Simple Guide to Chlamydia)

29. Croup (A Simple Guide to Croup)

30. Chickenpox (A Simple Guide to Chickenpox)

31. Infectious Mononucleosis (A Simple Guide to Infectious Mononucleosis)

32. Dengue Fever (A Simple Guide to Dengue Fever)

33. Herpes (A Simple Guide to Herpes simplex virus)

34. Illustrated story of the herpes virus

35. Cholera (A Simple Guide to Cholera)

36. Plague (A Simple Guide to Plague)

37. Elephantiasis (A Simple Guide to Elephantiasis)


Eye and ear infection


1. Blepharitis (A Simple Guide to Blepharitis)

2. Chalazion (A Simple Guide to Chalazion)

3. Cataract (A Simple Guide to Cataract)

4. Dry Eye (A Simple Guide to Dry Eye)

5. Glaucoma (A Simple Guide to Glaucoma)

6. Subconjunctival Hemorrhage (A Simple Guide to Subconjunctival Hemorrhage)

7. Eardrum perforation (A Simple Guide to Eardrum perforation)

8. Ear wax (A Simple Guide to Ear Wax)



Chapter 5.


Female and male diseases


1. Bleeding Uterus (A Simple Guide to Menorrhagia)

2. Amenorrhea (A Simple Guide to Amenorrhea)

3. Fertility (A Simple Guide to Fertility)

4. Miscarriage (A Simple Guide to Miscarriage)

5. Premenstrual Tension (A Simple Guide to Premenstrual Tension)

6. Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (A Simple Guide to Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome)

7. Menopause (A Simple Guide to Menopause)

8. Uterine Prolapse (A Simple Guide to Uterine Prolapse)

9. Endometriosis (A Simple Guide to Endometriosis)

10. Pruritis Vulvae (A Simple Guide to Pruritis Vulvae)

11. Vaginismus (A Simple Guide to Vaginismus)

12. Breast lumps (A Simple Guide to Breast lumps)

13. Breast Cancer (A Simple Guide to Breast Cancer)

14. Dyspareunia (A Simple Guide to Dyspareunia)

15. Sexual abuse (A Simple Guide to Sexual Abuse)


Male diseases


1. Phimosis (A Simple Guide to Phimosis)

2. Circumcision (A Simple Guide to Circumcision)

3. Erectile Dysfunction (A Simple Guide to Erectile Dysfunction)

4. Premature Ejaculation (A Simple Guide to Premature Ejaculation)

5. Priapism (A Simple Guide to Priapism)

6. Prostatitis (A Simple Guide to Prostatitis)

7. Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (A Simple Guide to Benign Prostate Hyperplasia)

8. Varicocele (A Simple Guide to Varicocele)

9. Andropause (A Simple Guide to Andropause)



Chapter 6


Mental Diseases


1. Laughter (A Simple Guide to Laughter)

2. PTSD (A Simple Guide to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)

3. Fear (A Simple Guide to Fear)

4. Grief (A Simple Guide to Grief)

5. Loneliness (A Simple Guide to Loneliness)

6. OCD (A Simple Guide to Obscessive Compulsive Disorders)

7. Problem Gambling (A Simple Guide to Problem Gambling)

8. Anger (A Simple Guide to Anger)

9. Stress (A Simple Guide to Stress)

10. Forgetfulness (A Simple Guide to Forgetfulness)

11. Dyslexia (A Simple Guide to Dyslexia)

12. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (A Simple Guide to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)

13. Self Esteem (A Simple Guide to Self Esteem)

14. Panic attacks (A Simple Guide to Panic Attacks)

15. ADHD (A Simple Guide to Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder)

16. Anorexia nervosa (A Simple Guide to Anorexia Nervosa)

17. Bulemia (A Simple Guide to Bulemia Nervosa)

18. Stuttering (A Simple Guide to Stuttering)

19. Amnesia (A Simple Guide to Amnesia)

20. Autism (A Simple Guide to Autism)



Chapter 7


GIT Diseases


1. Malabsorption (A Simple Guide to Malabsorption)

2. Hiccups (A Simple Guide to Hiccups)

3. Cholecystitis (A Simple Guide to Cholecystitis)

4. GERD (A Simple Guide to Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease)

5. Indigestion (A Simple Guide to Indigestion)

6. Hunger (A Simple Guide to Hiunger)

7. Tropical Sprue (A Simple Guide to Tropical Sprue)

8. IBS (A Simple Guide to Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

9. Fecal Incontinence (A Simple Guide to Fecal Incontinence)

10. Ulcerative colitis (A Simple Guide to Ulcerative colitis)

11. Intussusception (A Simple Guide to Intussusception)

12. Diverticulosis (A Simple Guide to Diverticulosis)

13. Disease Malnutrition (A Simple Guide to Disease Related Malnutrition)

14. Portal Hypertension (A Simple Guide to Portal Hypertension)

15. Fatty Liver (A Simple Guide to Fatty Liver)

16. Pancreatitis (A Simple Guide to Pancreatitis)

17. Celiac Disease (A Simple Guide to Celiac Disease)

18. Constipation (A Simple Guide to Constipation)

19. Diarrhea (A Simple Guide to Diarrhea)

20. Dysphagia (A Simple Guide to Dysphagia)

21. Flatulence (A Simple Guide to Flatulence)

22. Cholecystitis (A Simple Guide to Cholecystitis)

23. Liver cirrhosis (A Simple Guide to Liver Cirrhosis)

24. Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (A Simple Guide to Laryngopharyngeal Reflux)

24. Gallstones (A Simple Guide to Gallstones)

25. Esophageal Varices (A Simple Guide to Esophageal Varices)

26. Ascites (A Simple Guide to Ascites)


Chapter 8


Orthopedic diseases


1. Syringomyelia (A Simple Guide to Syringomyelia)

2. Rheumatoid Arthritis (A Simple Guide to Rheumatoid Arthritis)

3. Torticollis (A Simple Guide to Torticollis or Wry Neck)

4. Tennis Elbow (A Simple Guide to Tennis Elbow)

5. Anklyosing Spondylosis (A Simple Guide to Anklyosing Spondylosis)

6. Trigger Finger (A Simple Guide to Trigger Finger)

7. Scoliosis (A Simple Guide to Scoliosis)

8. Achilles Tendinitis (A Simple Guide to Achilles Tendinitis)

9. Neck Injury (A Simple Guide to Neck Injury)

10. Paget ’s disease (A Simple Guide to Paget ’s disease of Bone)

11. PseudoGout (A Simple Guide to PseudoGout)

12. Reiter's Syndrome (A Simple Guide to Reiter's Syndrome)

13. Shoulder Dislocation (A Simple Guide to Shoulder Dislocation)

14. Transverse Myelitis (A Simple Guide to Transverse Myelitis)

15. Dupuytrens Contracture (A Simple Guide to Dupuytrens Contracture)

16. Pectus Excavatum (A Simple Guide to Pectus Excavatum)

17. Pectus Carinatum (A Simple Guide to Pectus Carinatum)

18. Flat Foot (A Simple Guide to Flat Foot)

19. Frozen Shoulder (A Simple Guide to Frozen Shoulder)

20. Herniated Disk (A Simple Guide to Herniated Disk)

21. Knee Injuries (A Simple Guide to Knee Injuries)

22. Sprains (A Simple Guide to Sprains)

23. Spina Bifida (A Simple Guide to Spina Bifida)

24. Whiplash Injury (A Simple Guide to Whiplash Injury)

25. Kneecap Dislocation (A Simple Guide to Kneecap Dislocation)

26. Fibromyalgia (A Simple Guide to Fibromyalgia)

27. Fractures (A Simple Guide to Fractures)

28. Dislocation (A Simple Guide to Dislocations)

29. Ankle Sprain (A Simple Guide to Ankle Sprain)

30. Head Injury (A Simple Guide to Head Injury)


Autoimmune diseases


1. Systemic Lupus Erythrmatosis (A Simple Guide to Systemic Lupus Erythrmatosis)

2. Autoimmune Hepatitis (A Simple Guide to Autoimmune Hepatitis)

3. Hashimoto Thyroiditis (A Simple Guide to Hashimoto Thyroiditis)



Chapter 9


Skin diseases


1. Psoriasis (A Simple Guide to Psoriasis)

2. Scabies (A Simple Guide to Scabies)

3. Sebaceous Cyst (A Simple Guide to Sebaceous Cyst)

4. Hirsutism (A Simple Guide to Hirsutism)

5. Hypo-pigmentation (A Simple Guide to Hypo-pigmentation)

6. Lichen Planus (A Simple Guide to Lichen Planus)

7. Lipoma (A Simple Guide to Lipoma)

8. Ingrowing Toenail (A Simple Guide to Ingrowing Toenail)

9. Folliculitis (A Simple Guide to Folliculitis)

10. Eczema (A Simple Guide to Eczema)

11. Bed sores (A Simple Guide to Bed sores)

12. Keloid (A Simple Guide to Keloid)

13. Dandruff (A Simple Guide to Dandruff)

14. Steven Johnson Syndrome (A Simple Guide to Steven Johnson Syndrome)


Endocrine diseases


1. Addison Disease (A Simple Guide to Addison Disease)

2. Cushing Syndrome (A Simple Guide to Cushing Syndrome)

3. Pheochromocytoma (A Simple Guide to Pheochromocytoma)

4. Hyperthyroidism (A Simple Guide to Hyperthyroidism)

5. Hypothyroidism (A Simple Guide to Hypothyroidism)

6. Hypoparathyroidism (A Simple Guide to Hypoparathyroidism)

7. Hyperparathyroidism (A Simple Guide to Hyperparathyroidism)

8. Rapid weight loss (A Simple Guide to Rapid weight loss)


Urinary


1. Cystitis (A Simple Guide to Cystitis)

2. Kidney Failure (A Simple Guide to Kidney Failure)

3. Kidney Dialysis (A Simple Guide to Kidney Dialysis)

4. Urinary Incontinence (A Simple Guide to Urinary Incontinence)



Chapter 10


Blood diseases


1. Anemia (A Simple Guide to Anemia)

2. G6PD Deficiency (A Simple Guide to G6PD Deficiency)

3. Hemolytic Anemia (A Simple Guide to Hemolytic Anemia)

4. Aplastic Anemia (A Simple Guide to Aplastic Anemia)

5. Sickle cell anemia (A Simple Guide to Sickle cell anemia)

6. Polycythemia vera (A Simple Guide to Polycythemia vera)

7. Thalassemia (A Simple Guide to Thalassemia)

8. Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (A Simple Guide to Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura )

9. Henoch Schonlein Purpura (A Simple Guide to Henoch Schonlein Purpura)

10. Hemophilia (A Simple Guide to Hemophilia)

11. Nose Bleeds (A Simple Guide to Nose Bleeds)

12. Enlarged Spleen (A Simple Guide to Enlarged Spleen)


Vascular Diseases


1. Varicose veins (A Simple Guide to Varicose veins)

2. DVT (A Simple Guide to Deep Vein Thrombosis)

3. Polyarteritis nodosa (A Simple Guide to Polyarteritis nodosa)

4. Aortic Aneurysm (A Simple Guide to Aortic Aneurysm)


Chapter 11


Heart


1. Atrial Fibrillation (A Simple Guide to Atrial Fibrillation)

2. ASD (A Simple Guide to Atrial Septal Defect)

3. MR (A Simple Guide to Mitral Regurgitation)

4. VSD (A Simple Guide to Ventricular Septal Defect)

5. PS (A Simple Guide to Pulmonary Stenosis)

6. AR (A Simple Guide to Aortic Regurgitation)

7. Mitral Valve Prolapse (A Simple Guide to Mitral Valve Prolapse)

8. Shock (A Simple Guide to Shock)

9. Heart Failure (A Simple Guide to Heart Failure)


Chapter 12


CNS diseases


1. Gullain Barre Syndrome (A Simple Guide to Gullain Barre Syndrome)

2. Vertigo (A Simple Guide to Vertigo)

3. Jet Lag (A Simple Guide to Jet Lag)

4. Bends (A Simple Guide to the Bends)

5. Insomnia (A Simple Guide to Insomnia)

6. Parkinson's Disease (A Simple Guide to Parkinson's Disease)

7. Epilepsy (A Simple Guide to Epilepsy)

8. Restless Legs Syndrome (A Simple Guide to Restless Legs Syndrome)

9. Leg Cramps (A Simple Guide to Leg Cramps)

10. Cerebral palsy (A Simple Guide to Cerebral palsy)

11. Motor Neuron Disease (A Simple Guide to Motor Neuron Disease)

12. Migraine (A Simple Guide to Migraine)

13. Narcolepsy (A Simple Guide to Narcolepsy)

14. Pinched Nerve (A Simple Guide to Pinched Nerve)

15. Recovery from A Stroke (A Simple Guide to Recovery from A Stroke)

16. Facial Tics (A Simple Guide to Facial Tics)

17. Coma (A Simple Guide to Coma)

18. Giant Cell Arteritis (A Simple Guide to Giant Cell Arteritis)

19. Polymyalgia rheumatica (A Simple Guide to Polymyalgia rheumatica)

20. Facial Palsy (A Simple Guide to Facial Palsy)

21. Cerebral Aneurysm (A Simple Guide to Cerebral Aneurysm)


Allergy Diseases


1. Allergic Rhinitis (A Simple Guide to Allergic Rhinitis)

2. Anaphylactic Shock (A Simple Guide to Anaphylactic Shock)


Chapter 13


Cancer diseases


1. Cancer Survivor (A Simple Guide to Cancer Survivor)

2. Carcinoid Syndrome (A Simple Guide to Carcinoid Syndrome)

3. Cancer (A Simple Guide to Cancer)

4. Uterus Cancer (A Simple Guide to Uterus Cancer)

5. Kaposi Sarcoma (A Simple Guide to Kaposi Sarcoma)


Chapter 14


Lung diseases


1. Lung diseases (A Simple Guide to Lung diseases)

2. Pleurisy (A Simple Guide to Pleurisy)

3. Pneumothorax (A Simple Guide to Pneumothorax)

4. Cystic Fibrosis (A Simple Guide to Cystic Fibrosis)

5. Bronchiolitis (A Simple Guide to Bronchiolitis)

6. Bronchitis (A Simple Guide to Bronchitis)

7. Bronchiectasis (A Simple Guide to Bronchiectasis)

8. Atelectasis (A Simple Guide to Atelectasis)

9. Breathing Difficulty (A Simple Guide to Breathing Difficulty or Dyspnea)

10. Emphysema (A Simple Guide to Emphysema)


Children diseases


1. Shaken Baby Syndrome (A Simple Guide to Shaken Baby Syndrome)

2. Floppy Baby (A Simple Guide to Floppy Baby)

3. Kawasaki (A Simple Guide to Kawasaki Disease)


Others


1. Sleep Apnea (A Simple Guide to Sleep Apnea)

2. Snoring (A Simple Guide to Snoring)

3. Self Hypnosis (A Simple Guide to Self Hypnosis)

4. Dental Caries (A Simple Guide to Dental Caries)

5. Marfan Syndrome (A Simple Guide to Marfan Syndrome)

6. Down's Syndrome (A Simple Guide to Down's Syndrome)



Chapter 15


Medical Treatment


1. Quit Smoking (A Simple Guide to Quit Smoking)

2. Quit Drinking (A Simple Guide to Quit Drinking Alcohol)

3. Human Growth Hormone (A Simple Guide to Human Growth Hormone)

4. Feng Shui (A Simple Guide to Feng Shui)

5. Third Eye (A Simple Guide to The Third Eye)


Others


1. Chronic pain (A Simple Guide to Chronic pain)

2. Heat (A Simple Guide to Heat)

3. Spas (A Simple Guide to Spas)

4. Illustration of Spa



Chapter 16


The Story of the Red Blood Cells (Life and Death of a Red Blood Cell)



Chapter 1


Poems on Health



Ode to My Health


Health with you I mean to live

Since you alone joy can give.

We can all be a little more giving

Stay active, eat well and enjoy living.


I will never far from my house stray

Here I will spend my night and day

Living here in comfort and joy

Life to the fullest enjoy


Happy the man, whose wish and care

Is to breathe nothing but fresh air

Living a life most refined

In good health and peace of mind,


Eat healthy, sound sleep by night,

Always happy, honest and upright

A simple life free from disease

With meditation, always at peace


Then let me live, healthy, unseen

In a world that is free and green

Then unlamented let me die

Happy to say to my family goodbye


An original poem by Kenneth Kee



Ode to a Doctor


My doctor, you are the one

I will turn to you whenever I feel undone.

You treat all your patients all the same

Whether rich or poor regardless of fame


You prescribe medicines to everyone

And never cause harm to any one

Every thing you do is for the health of your patients

You always reject gratuities and any temptations


Every thing that is told and known to you, whatever malady

You will keep secret and reveal to nobody

All you ask is to be pure and practice your art

Something you have always enjoyed and take heart


The health of your patient is your first consideration

Nothing else matters except your patient’s life preservation

May you live a life of purity and good health

In spite of your charity you will grow in wisdom and wealth


-An original poem by Kenneth Kee



Nutrition Deficiency


Ode to Dehydration


Dehydration occurs when more fluid is lost than taken in

Fluid is lost through sweat, urine or diarrhea or vomiting

Dehydration can also occur as a result of alcohol drinking

A person can lose a significant amount of fluid from sweating.


Babies and older people are more prone to dehydration

People who have fever or exercise in hot condition

There are symptoms of thirst and tiredness

Also light-headed, nausea and dizziness


There may be sunken eyes and low blood pressure

Muscle twitching, cramps and sudden seizures

There may be often abnormally dark urine

Severe dehydration is life threatening


Treatment is by drinking water and rehydration

Adequate fluids and replacement salts are one solution

Intravenous rehydration may be needed in urgent treatment

Through necessary fluid and electrolytes replacement


-An original poem by Kenneth Kee


Ode To Magnesium


Magnesium you are used for many functions

As a laxative for constipation

As an antacids for indigestion

And even to lower your hypertension


Taking Magnesium may help to strengthen your bones

Or prevent the production of Kidney stones

Magnesium is also used to proper muscle function

It is also important to nerve impulse conduction


Low magnesium can cause muscle and nerve spasm

And affect protein and carbohydrate metabolism

Early signs include nausea, vomiting and weakness.

Later signs are muscle cramps seizures and numbness


Magnesium Deficiency often leads to hypocalcemia

Not only that it can also cause hypokalemia

Treatment is to treat the underlying condition

And replace the electrolytes for good heart function


-An original poem by Kenneth Kee


Ode To Zinc


Zinc you are used for many functions

Zinc is important for immune function

Zinc also supports normal growth and development

Zinc is a co-factor in DNA and cell division.


Zinc can stimulate white blood cell function

Zinc can defend the body against infections

Zinc deficiency causes enlargement of the prostate gland

Zinc assists in the development of the male sex organ


Zinc is a chemical essential for human function

Low Zinc is caused by poor diet and malabsorption

There are hair loss and skin lesions

Impairment of cognitive and motor functions


Treatment is by oral zinc supplementation

Or by a better zinc diet and proper nutrition

Zinc helps to keep the skin clear and healthy

And restore the body’s ability to heal naturally


-An original poem by Kenneth Kee


Ode To Copper


Copper you are used for many functions

The most important is your erythrocyte function

To carry oxygen from the lungs where it is inhaled

And remove carbon dioxide to the lungs where it is exhaled.


Copper is part of the body’s immune function

Copper can defend the body against infections

The muscles use and carry oxygen through the myoglobin.

The red blood cells carry oxygen through the hemoglobin


Low Copper is caused by poor diet and malabsorption

In Menke disease there may poor copper production

Copper deficiency gives rise to reduced hemoglobin or anemia

An early sign is shortness of breath or dyspnea


There is also general fatigue and weakness

The lack of oxygen can give rise to dizziness

Treatment is by giving copper orally or intramuscularly

And restore the body’s copper deficiency naturally


-An original poem by Kenneth Kee


Ode To Chromium Deficiency


Chromium is really considered an ultra-trace mineral.

It is found in red meat, dairy products and cereals

Chromium is also involved in the function of insulin

By building proteins it improves immunity and healing


Chromium Deficiency is a silent disease

Severity of chromium deficiency is inversely related to age

One cause of chromium deficiency is malabsorption

The other cause is poor food intake function


Chromium is vital to the enzymes activities

It is also needed for protein synthesis

This mineral is important to health especially the use of sugar

It is also involved in the abnormal metabolism of cholesterol


Prevention of chromium Deficiency is as important as treatment.

Treatment of chromium Deficiency is taking chromium supplements

And a diet without sugar and presweetened breakfast cereals,

Use whole wheat products, wheat germ and brewer's yeast


-An original poem by Kenneth Kee


Ode To Selenium Deficiency


Selenium is really considered an essential trace mineral.

It is found in red meat, dairy products and cereals

Selenium is also involved in the formation of prostaglandins

To prevent heart attack it can prevent the abnormal blood clotting


Selenium Deficiency is a silent disease

Severity of Selenium deficiency is inversely related to age

One cause of Selenium deficiency is malabsorption

The other cause is poor food intake function


Selenium is vital to the enzymes activities

It is also needed for protein synthesis

This mineral is important to for production of thyroid hormones

It also works with Vitamin E to preserve elasticity in the tissues in humans


Prevention of Selenium Deficiency is as important as treatment.

Treatment of Selenium Deficiency is taking chromium supplements

And a diet of seafoods and organ meats and fortified cereals,

Use breads, grains, eggs, poultry, fish and brewer's yeast


-An original poem by Kenneth Kee


Ode To Sulfur Deficiency


Sulfur is the third most abundant mineral.

It is found in garlic, egg yolk, and aloe vera

Sulfur is also involved in the function of insulin

By building proteins it improves immunity and healing


Sulfur Deficiency is a silent disease

Severity of sulfur deficiency is inversely related to age

One cause of sulfur deficiency is malabsorption

The other cause is poor food intake function


Sulfur is vital to the enzymes activities

It is also needed for protein synthesis

This mineral is important to health especially the use of sugar

It is also involved in the abnormal metabolism of cholesterol


Prevention of sulfur Deficiency is as important as treatment.

Treatment of sulfur Deficiency is taking sulfur supplements

And a diet with egg yolk, meat, fish, and poultry,

Use onions, Brussels sprouts, asparagus and garlic


-An original poem by Kenneth Kee


Ode To Iron


Iron you are used for many functions

The most important is your hemoglobin function

To carry oxygen from the lungs where it is inhaled

And remove carbon dioxide to the lungs where it is exhaled.


Iron is part of the body’s immune function

Iron can defend the body against infections

The muscles use and carry oxygen through the myoglobin.

The red blood cells carry oxygen through the hemoglobin


Low Iron is caused by poor diet and malabsorption

There may excess loss of blood through menstruation

Iron deficiency gives rise to reduced hemoglobin or anemia

An early sign is shortness of breath or dyspnea


There is also general fatigue and weakness

The lack of oxygen can give rise to dizziness

Treatment is by giving iron orally or intramuscularly

And restore the body’s iron deficiency naturally


-An original poem by Kenneth Kee



Ode to Osteoporosis


Osteoporosis literally means porous bones

One cause is long term use of oral cortisones

Osteoporosis occurs when the bone is lost by osteoclasts

Faster than the formation of bone by the osteoblasts


Osteoporosis is a silent epidemic and disease

Because bone is lost with no signs and with ease

Spine fracture may the first symptom

When the bone structure begin to breakdown


Bone fracture can cause disability and deformity

DXA measures the body’s bone density

And calculate the bone mineralization

Additional calcium will help in bone protection


Treatment is by osteoporosis medications

Such as Bisphosphonates and calcitonin

Anabolic drugs such as parathyroid hormone

To strengthen the inner structure of the bone


-An original poem by Kenneth Kee



Ode To Vitamin C deficiency


Vitamin C you area powerful antioxidant

And involved in the production of collagen

You stimulate the production of antibodies

To fight germs and other foreign bodies


You prevent low immunity people to get illnesses

And help to strengthen the body’s weaknesses

Vitamin C strengthens the capillaries to stop bleeding

And improves the rate of the body tissue healing


It reacts with iron, folic acid and vitamin B12 to form Red blood cells

Which are essential for the carriage of oxygen to all body cells

Deficiency occurs when there are insufficient fruits and vegetables

Treatment is by giving Vitamin C supplements in injections, syrup or tablets


Vitamin C in high doses is known to prevent the common cold

It can also replace the inadequate Vitamin C in the elderly and old

Good sources of Vitamin C in diet are oranges and pineapples

Vegetables with Vitamin C are broccoli and green peppers


-An original poem by Kenneth Kee


Ode To Vitamin A Deficiency


Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin present in many foods.

Vitamin A is found in meat, poultry, vegetables and fruits

Vitamin A is important for normal vision and reproduction.

It is also important for good immune system and skin function


Vitamin A Deficiency is a silent disease

Severity of Vitamin A deficiency is inversely related to age

It is a cause of silent night blindness

Sometimes there is mild body weakness


There is dry hair, pruritus and dry skin

Hair follicles are blocked with plugs of keratin.

Blindness occurs due to structural damage to the retina

Difficulty in seeing in low light is called xerophthalmia.


Prevention of Vitamin A Deficiency is as important as treatment.

Treatment of Vitamin A Deficiency is taking vitamin A supplements

And a diet containing beef, chicken, eggs, fortified milk and liver,

Vegetable sources include carrots, orange or yellow fruits and green vegetables


-An original poem by Kenneth Kee


Ode To Vitamin E Deficiency


Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin present in many foods.

Vitamin E is found in meat, poultry, vegetables and kiwifruits

Vitamin E is important for connective tissues and reproduction.

It is also important for good immune system and skin function


Vitamin E Deficiency is a silent disease

Severity of Vitamin E deficiency is inversely related to age

It is a cause of eye disease leading to blindness

Sometimes there is mild body weakness


There are poor connective tissues, bones and thickened skin

The blood vessels are fragile and prone to bleeding

E is involved in the hydroxylation of proline to hydroxyproline.

It can cause hyperkeratosis and metaplasia of skin and mucous membrane.


Prevention of Vitamin E Deficiency is as important as treatment.

Treatment of Vitamin E Deficiency is taking vitamin E supplements

And a diet containing beef, chicken, eggs, fortified milk and liver,

Vegetable sources include carrots, yellow fruits and green vegetables


-An original poem by Kenneth Kee


Ode To Vitamin K


Vitamin K you form the clotting factors in the liver

In the body Vitamin K is produced by the intestinal bacteria

External sources are in the animal liver and meat

Vegetable sources are yellow and green veggies


Vitamin K is involved in the production of clotting factors and prothrobim

These are necessary for the stoppage of any body bleeding

With the platelets and other clotting factor

Vitamin K acts to stop bleeding as a fast reactor


Vitamin K Deficiency is a silent disease

Hemorrhages may occur in many organs such as brain and intestines

Brain dysfunction may occur in children with Vitamin K deficiency

Vitamin K 10mg to 20 mg may be given intramuscularly or intravenously


The goal of treatment is the prevention of increased fragility of red blood cells.

The purpose is to stop the bleeding and make the patient well

Prevention of Vitamin K Deficiency is as important as treatment.

Treatment of Vitamin K may be given as Vitamin K supplements


-An original poem by Kenneth Kee


Ode To Vitamin D Deficiency


Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin which is actually a hormone

This is activated to produce the body’s bone

Vitamin D is produced by exposure to the sunlight.

Vitamin D is found in salmon, fish oils and fortified dairy products


Vitamin D Deficiency is a silent disease

Severity of Vitamin D deficiency is inversely related to age

It is a cause of soft bone leading to fractures

Dental cavities can lead to use of dentures


Vitamin D deficiency is common in the elderly

Malabsorption of Vitamin D may occur in gluten enteropathy

A human requires ten to fifteen minutes of sun exposure

This will help to produce the Vitamin D deficiency to be reduced


Prevention of Vitamin D Deficiency is as important as treatment.

Treatment of Vitamin D Deficiency is taking vitamin D supplements

And a diet containing fish, salmon, fortified milk products,

Vitamin D is naturally produced by exposure to the sunlight


-An original poem by Kenneth Kee


Ode To Vitamin B1 Deficiency


Vitamin B1 is a water-soluble vitamin present in many foods.

Vitamin B1 is found in meat, poultry, vegetables and fruits

Vitamin B1 is important for heart function.

It is also important for peripheral nerve function


Vitamin B1 Deficiency is a silent disease

Severity of Vitamin B1 deficiency is inversely related to age

One cause of Vitamin B1 deficiency is malabsorption

The other cause is poor food intake function


It is a cause of peripheral neuropathy

There is heart failure and cardiomyopathy

There may be brain hemorrhage and mental confusion

In some cases there are psychotic manifestations


Prevention of Vitamin B1 Deficiency is as important as treatment.

Treatment of Vitamin B1 Deficiency is taking vitamin B1 supplements

And a diet containing red meat, egg yolks, fortified milk and liver,

Vegetable sources include whole grain cereals, orange and green vegetables


-An original poem by Kenneth Kee


Ode To Vitamin B2 Deficiency


Vitamin B2 is a water-soluble vitamin present in many foods.

Vitamin B2 is found in meat, poultry, vegetables and fruits

Vitamin B2 is important for peripheral nerve action.

It is also important for visual and heart function


Vitamin B2 Deficiency is a silent disease

Severity of Vitamin B2 deficiency is inversely related to age

One cause of Vitamin B2 deficiency is malabsorption

The other cause is poor food intake function


It is a cause of peripheral neuropathy

There is heart failure and cardiomyopathy

It causes the angular stomatitis and corneal lesions

In some cases the tongue become raw and inflamed


Prevention of Vitamin B2 Deficiency is as important as treatment.

Treatment of Vitamin B2 Deficiency is taking vitamin B2 supplements

And a diet containing red meat, egg yolks, fortified milk and liver,

Vegetable sources include whole grain cereals, orange and green vegetables


-An original poem by Kenneth Kee


Ode To Vitamin B3 Deficiency


Vitamin B3 is a water-soluble vitamin present in many foods.

Vitamin B3 is found in meat, poultry, vegetables and fruits

Vitamin B3 is important for heart function.

It is also important for brain function


Vitamin B3 Deficiency is a silent disease

Severity of Vitamin B3 deficiency is inversely related to age

One cause of Vitamin B3 deficiency is malabsorption

The other cause is poor food intake function


It is a cause of skin rashes and dermatitis

There is digestive problems and gastroenteritis

There may be brain dementia and mental confusion

In some cases there are psychotic manifestations


Prevention of Vitamin B3 Deficiency is as important as treatment.

Treatment of Vitamin B3 Deficiency is taking vitamin B3 supplements

And a diet containing red meat, egg yolks, fortified milk and liver,

Vegetable sources include whole grain cereals, orange and green vegetables


-An original poem by Kenneth Kee



Ode To Vitamin B5 Deficiency


Vitamin B5 is a water-soluble vitamin present in many foods.

Vitamin B5 is found in meat, poultry, vegetables and fruits

Vitamin B5 is important for wound healing.

It is also important for high cholesterol lowering


Vitamin B5 Deficiency is a silent disease

Severity of Vitamin B5 deficiency is inversely related to age

One cause of Vitamin B5 deficiency is malabsorption

The other cause is poor food intake function


It is a cause of rheumatoid arthropathy

There is heart failure and peripheral neuropathy

It assists in the maintenance of healthy skin

It helps in the utilization of other vitamins


Prevention of Vitamin B5 Deficiency is as important as treatment.

Treatment of Vitamin B5 Deficiency is taking vitamin B5 supplements

And a diet containing red meat, egg yolks, fortified milk and liver,

Vegetable sources include whole grain cereals, orange and green vegetables


-An original poem by Kenneth Kee



Ode To Vitamin B6 Deficiency


Vitamin B6 is a water-soluble vitamin present in many foods.

Vitamin B6 is found in meat, poultry, vegetables and fruits

Vitamin B6 is important for heart function.

It is also important for peripheral nerve function


Vitamin B6 Deficiency is a silent disease

Severity of Vitamin B6 deficiency is inversely related to age

One cause of Vitamin B6 deficiency is malabsorption

The other cause is poor food intake function


It is a cause of peripheral neuropathy

There are skin changes like seborrheic dermatopathy

There may be depression and mental confusion

In some cases there are psychotic manifestations


Prevention of Vitamin B6 Deficiency is as important as treatment.

Treatment of Vitamin B6 Deficiency is taking vitamin B6 supplements

And a diet containing red meat, egg yolks, fortified milk and liver,

Vegetable sources include whole grain cereals, orange and green vegetables


-An original poem by Kenneth Kee



Ode To Vitamin B7 Deficiency


Vitamin B7 is a water-soluble vitamin present in many foods.

Vitamin B7 is found in meat, poultry, vegetables and fruits

Vitamin B7 is important for heart function.

It is also important for peripheral nerve function


Vitamin B7 Deficiency is a silent disease

Severity of Vitamin B7 deficiency is inversely related to age

One cause of Vitamin B7 deficiency is malabsorption

The other cause is poor food intake function


It is a cause of hair loss and alopecia

There is brittle Nails and skin seborrhoea

There may be also depression

In some cases there are hallucinations


Prevention of Vitamin B7 Deficiency is as important as treatment.

Treatment of Vitamin B7 Deficiency is taking vitamin B7 supplements

And a diet containing red meat, egg yolks, fortified milk and liver,

Vegetable sources include whole grain cereals, orange and green vegetables


-An original poem by Kenneth Kee



Ode To Folic Acid deficiency


Folic acid is present in all living human tissues

It reacts with iron and vitamin B12 to form Red blood cells

Folic acid is crucial for proper brain function

Folic acid is also needed for growth and reproduction


It aids in the production of DNA and RNA the body's genes

It also controls blood levels of the amino acid homocysteine.

Pregnant women need folic acid to reduce neural tube birth defects

By taking folic acid early these neural tube defects are prevented


Folic acid Deficiency is due to inadequate dietary intake or impaired absorption

Folic acid deficiency can cause poor growth and tongue inflammation

There may be anemia and mental irritability

There is often poor appetite and gingivitis


Treatment is by taking fortified foods and supplements

Ideally you should take folic acid under a doctor’s supervision

Certain medicines may interact with the folate

Such as antibiotics, antacids and methotrexate


-An original poem by Kenneth Kee



Ode To Vitamin B12 Deficiency


Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin present in many foods.

Vitamin B12 is found in meat, poultry, not present in vegetables and fruits

Vitamin B12 is important for red blood cells production.

It is also important for peripheral nerve function


Vitamin B12 Deficiency is a silent disease

Severity of Vitamin B12 deficiency is inversely related to age

One cause of Vitamin B12 deficiency is malabsorption

The other cause is poor food intake function


It is a cause of peripheral neuropathy

There is heart failure and cardiomyopathy

There may be megaloblastic and pernicious anemia

There may be subacute combined degeneration of brain and dementia


Prevention of Vitamin B12 Deficiency is as important as treatment.

Treatment of Vitamin B12 Deficiency is taking vitamin B12 supplements

And a diet containing red meat, egg yolks, fortified milk and liver,

There are no vegetable sources such as whole grain cereals and green vegetables


-An original poem by Kenneth Kee




Chapter 2


Poems about the Anatomy



Ode to My Nose


My nose helps me breathe and smell

The odors and fragrance that I can tell

My nose can be so sensitive to cold

The dripping from the nose cannot be controlled


I may drip a few glasses each day

It is the price that I must pay

To have such a sensitive nose

I can even smell the jam from my toes


Sometimes my nose get blocked

It is like my smell sense has been padlocked

I can not smell the slightest thing

When foul smell comes it is a blessing


My nose sometime may bleed

Especially when hit at great speed

I hold on the bridge of the nose and bend my head

So that eventually the blood can trickle to a thread


What good then is my nose

If it bleeds, drips and cannot flows

A miracle when the smell of fresh things fill the air

Suddenly my nose breathes in without a care


The smell of roses filled the air and every where

My nose has settled to breathe easily without a care

That is what noses are for to carry the smell sense

My smell and taste has never been so intense.


-An original poem by Kenneth Kee



Ode to My Eyes


My eyes are for me to see,

Just two eyes on my face,

Just above my nose making a T

With the eyes in such a place


I have two eyes to see my family

And every person inside it

Without eyes I would be not be happy

I will not be able to see a bit


I will stick with two eyes

They let me see clearly

My two eyes are the right size,

To read and write this poem easily


-An original poem by Kenneth Kee



Ode to My Ears


My head holds my ears

With the ability to hear

They are neither big like a bat

Nor small and twisted like a rat


Sometimes my ears burn with shame

To hear people calling me names

My ears can hear even the slightest sound

They are so sensitive like a tracking hound


Too loud noise can damage my hearing

So I avoid concerts and that loud cheering

To be deaf is no joke

I can not hear even the frog croak


People will shout at me to be heard

And I often shout back like a nerd

So keep your ears free of wax and harm

To be able to hear clearly like a charm


My hearing may decrease with age

Try to live with it or use a hearing aid

Live a full life with all its music

To hear all the sounds and limericks


-An original poem by Kenneth Kee



Ode to My Skin


My skin, largest organ of my body

You hold the rest of the organs in custody.

You protect us against all the micro-organisms

And fight to remove their cytoplasm


You are not only the protector of my body

Without you I will not look like a lady

Living a life most refined

In good health and peace of mind,


-An original poem by Kenneth Kee



Ode to My Bones and Muscles


Bones and Muscles

Bones are the body’s castle

They keep the rest of the body in place

So that the muscles can use the bones to race


Muscles can move us, lift us, carry us

They make travelling a plus

They help the children play

Run, jump walk every day


Sticks and stones may break my bone

How true especially youth have gone

And bones turn brittle and bent

Falls can bring fractures or a dent


Muscles become fat and flappy

Exercise them, burn calories to be happy

Strong bones and muscles will make us play

To live longer and savor our longer stay


-An original poem by Kenneth Kee



Ode to My Liver


My liver is the largest solid organ in my body

It cleans my blood of all the toddy

My liver helps me by taking toxins out of the blood.

And detoxifies them from the food mud


It processes the good stuff that my body ingests

Into forms that the rest of the body will digest

It stores energy in the form of a sugar

Called glycogen kept like a treasure


My liver also breaks down protein

Into amino acids from meat and beans

Fats are digested by the hepatic bile

And sent to the intestine in a while


The liver also produces the cholesterol

Which become the male and female hormones all

But do not put the liver to the test

Avoid harmful stuff, poisons and the rest.


Waste or stuff that the body does not need

Will be removed by the feces at great speed

The liver helps with blood clotting

Factors which help you stop bleeding


A toast to my liver not with alcohol

But with pure water that is a cure-all

To the one that has kept me alive

You have helped me to survive


-An original poem by Kenneth Kee



Ode to My Thyroid


My thyroid looks like a butterfly with 2 lobes
and an isthmus stuck to the trachea node.

The thyroid produces two hormones called T3 and T4

One with three atoms in the molecule and the other one more


The hormones are controlled by the pituitary gland

Which secrete thyroid stimulation hormone and

Stimulate the production of the T3 and T4 in the blood

To metabolize the oxygen and calories from the food flood


If you feel tired, cold and the memory lets me down

Sometimes sleepy and forgetful around town

Often the hairs around my eyes are thin

Maybe I might be having low thyroxin


The treatment is easy as replacing thyroxin hormone

As every doctor has to his patient shown

You will feel back to normal

Awake, active and capable


If you are nervous, have tremors and feel hot

It could be that the hormones have become a lot

The heart may beat fast and you lose weight

The body is burning up and you feel irate


You may need to take anti thyroid medicines

If that do not work, try taking radioactive iodine

Surgery of the hyperactive thyroid is the final resort

Removal is three quarters with one quarter to support.


The thyroid also produces the hormone calcitonin

It decreases the amount the blood calcium is high in

So the thyroid also helps the bones

There are so many things done by the thyroid hormones.


-An original poem by Kenneth Kee



Ode to My Parathyroid Glands


Four little grains of parathyroid glands

At the back of our Thyroid Gland

You produce a bit of parathyroid hormone

And regulate the calcium in our blood and bone


But when you produce too much

And one of you suddenly become enlarged

You really make us suffer all the aches and pain

From the loss of calcium accumulated in the bones in vain


No medicine has been known to cure this wayward gland.

I am afraid that only your removal will be the only end


An original poem by Kenneth Kee



Ode to My Bladder


Oh my bladder I must protest

You really put me to the test

Oh, bladder, just hold on a little bit longer

My sphincter muscles just got to be stronger


They say Kegels will help strengthen my muscles

And also eating a lot of Brussels

But when I feel a little sneeze come from the head

There is always that trickle running down my leg


I really love to go outside for fresh air

Do not sneeze my nose, just hold it there

Otherwise I will have to run and hide

And then to wear a diaper tight


Stay strong for me, will you

Squeeze that muscles that is due

Do not ever forget

Or the underwear will be wet


As the days and months went on

Our muscles started getting strong

And as we learned to cope

We discovered the meaning of hope.


-An original poem by Kenneth Kee



Ode to My Knees


Knees, you are my support for my body

You help me to walk when I was ready

As a child even as I faltered as I often do
You lifted me up and carried me right on through.

You helped me to climb up and down
The stairs were where parents like to frown
But falls and injury can occur especially here
You show that how strong my knees were


You helped me twist and turn playing football
And dribble my way to the goal to score

You helped me run my first marathon

And continued on to cycle, swim and run in triathlon.


As we grow old and legs become weak,
My knees you showed your strength week after week
Do not let my legs down at the finishing line

Our last race together we should not fall behind.

An original poem by Kenneth Kee



Ode to My Toes


My twinkle toes I simply love you,

You help me in every thing that I do.

My Toes and feet you allow me to run and walk

When I sleep I must let you rest in a sock!


My adorable and short toes help me balance,

How I love you and your so many talents.

My toes are the most used digits of my feet

You walk every day, every where, every street


Unappreciated and unnoticed for the service you render

Unsoothed at day's end when you are aching and tender

You are often neglected and overlooked too,

Except the occasional nail clipping or two


Nobody knows the woes of my toes
My shoes sometimes leave them no room to grow
I used to count with my toes up to ten

You were then my very best friend


First I count on my right foot

My first toe went to market.
My second toe stayed at home.
My third toe had roast beef.
My fourth toe had none.
And my fifth toe went wee wee wee all the way home.


Then I count on my left foot

My sixth toe went to market.
My seventh toe stayed at home.
My eight toe had roast beef.
My ninth toe had none.
And my tenth toe went wee wee wee all the way home.


My toes are my friends
Their service never ends

I can always depend on you

My big toe and four toes true


An original poem by Kenneth Kee



Ode to My Fingers


My fingers are the most used digits of my body

You work every day, every where, always ready

Unappreciated and unnoticed for the service you render

Unsoothed at day's end when you are aching and tender


You are often neglected and overlooked too,

Except the occasional nail clipping or two.

We work our fingers by remote control.

The brain moves the hand with voluntary nerve console


You are always there for me; doing all the washing

Doing all the writing and doing all the typing

I can always depend on you

My thumb and four fingers true


An original poem by Kenneth Kee



Ode to My Jaw


My jaw today is strong and firm

My jaw is chiseled and points,

A chin is just a body part!

Held by the jaw’s upper joints


Hair stubble can sometimes hide

An already perfect chin well rated

It is important to keep a clean cut jaw

So that the chin and neck is separated


I used to have a double chin

Exercise and loss of weight made it only one

A strong jaw is important to bite food well

My jaw could cut a hard steak well done!


Anger and resentment will give you a sore jaw

From the clenching of your teeth

Forgive and forget

And the muscles will relax from laughter and glee!


An original poem by Kenneth Kee



Ode to My Blood


Red blood cells we need you to hold our oxygen

To provide our cells with the only gas which is our friend

Without oxygen our cells cannot survive

Thank god for the oxygen in my life


To our enemies the red blood cells are our vulnerability

To kill the red blood cells at all eventuality

Without the red blood cells their tissues cannot live

So kill them, without the red blood cells, they cannot survive


Poison them with toxic gases and chemicals

Hit them with radiation and oxidizing radicals

Break down their cell membrane and their heme

To release the oxygen by bursting the cells at the seem”


We are no softies, we can build back our red cells tomorrow

All we need are collagen, iron, vitamins and bone marrow

To get our blood cells to normal

Who says that we are so easily mortal


-An original poem by Kenneth Kee



Ode to My White Blood Cells


Hello, little white blood cells

I really have a story to tell

About the small white blood cells

How they fight the germs from hell


The pathogens waited for their time

To enter the human through his nose

That was when the clock at midnight chime

Even as his nasal mucus and hairs try to blow


Them out. It was too late. The germs has gone in.

Now the body begins to steam up the fever

The fever would burn up the germs and do the killing

Some may be killed but the evasive germs were too clever


They make the body sweat causing the body to cool

And they manage to live another day

But the body’s macrophages at a faster rate begin to pool

Around the pathogens and make them stay


The helpers T cells call for assistance

While the B-cells deciphers the antigens on the germs

And produce the antibodies that give the germs no chance

To fight back against the white cells on any terms.


The antibodies attach themselves to the antigen

And prepare the killer white blood cells

To mark and then attack the marked pathogen
Now the pathogens are marked as bad cells


The killer white cells now attack the germs with toxins

And the T- cells secrete chemical to look for more pathogens

Making all of them feel all boxed in.

While the macrophages attacked all germs marked by antigens.


Now all the germs are gone

The body has won the fight

But the killer T cells are not done

They have the body cells in their sight


They might attack their own cells

So the suppressor T cells are sent in the war site

To suppress the hungry killer T-cells

While Memory B cells keep all these information inside


If the same germs attack again

The memory B cells will remember

And make sure the germs will be slain

And the pathogen dismember


Our white blood cells have won the day

They are our real heroes

This is the body’s defending way

To protect the body and make it grow


An original poem by Kenneth Kee



Ode to My Nails


Nails we know are at our fingertips

They help small things to grip

They are the hard plates made of keratin

They protect our raw and sensitive skin


Nails can be hard and sharp

They can be gentle and play the harp

In females some nails can really cut

If long enough they can even rip the gut


Some women like their nails to color

Others with false nails may cover

All this the opposite sex to attract

And dirty and bitten nails distract


An original poem by Kenneth Kee



Ode to My Leucocytes


My White blood cells protect me from germs

That wishes to harm me as well as worms

The germs may be small as viruses

And large like worms and leptospiroses


My lymphocytes T and B cells can track them

Identify them and produce antibodies to kill them

My natural killer cells will engulf them all

And swallow them then spit them out DNA and all


Now the body begins to steam up the fever

Some germs may be killed but the some were too clever

They make the body sweat causing the body to cool

But the body’s macrophages at a faster rate begin to pool


The helpers T cells call for assistance

And produce the antibodies that give the germs no chance

To fight back against the white cells on any terms

The B-cells deciphers the antigens on the germs


The antibodies attach themselves to the antigen

And mark and then attack the marked pathogen

Now the pathogens are marked as bad cells

This prepare the killer white blood cells


The killer white cells now attack the germs with toxins

Making all of them feel all boxed in.

While the macrophages attack all germs marked by antigens

And the T- cells secrete chemical to look for more pathogens


Now all the germs are gone

But the killer T cells are not done

The body has won the fight

They have the body cells in their sight


They might attack their own cell

So the suppressor T cells are sent to quell

To suppress the hungry killer T-cells in the war site

While Memory B cells keep all these information inside


If the same germs attack again

The memory B cells will remember the bad men

And make sure the germs will be killed

And the pathogens drilled and distilled


Our white blood cells have won the day

They are the body’s defending way

To protect the body and make it grow

Our white blood cells are our real heroes


-An original poem by Kenneth Kee



Ode to My Brain


“I have brains in my head.

I remember what I have read

I have hands in my body

I use them to hold my baby


I wash my body with my hands

A clean body makes me healthy I understand

My brain always try to the right thing for me

A healthy body makes the body germ free


I have feet in my shoes.

My brain will tell you how to move

Any direction I choose to go.

My brain controls what I do”


~An original poem by Kenneth Kee



Ode to My Thymus


The thymus is a specialized organ of the immune system.

The immune system's function is to protect the body against infections

The immune system uses the lymphocytes,

It contributes to the development of T lymphocytes


The thymus educates T-lymphocytes

To fight in the body against any parasites

Each T cell attacks a different antigen

They will find their own pathogen


Each T cell attacks a foreign substance

Which it identifies with its receptor evidence

T cells that attack the body’s own proteins

Are eliminated in the thymus after being screened


First T cells undergo Positive Selection

Those are destroyed with no interaction

Second the T cell undergoes Negative Selection

Removed are those T cells with high affinity interaction


-An original poem by Kenneth Kee


Ode To My Uterus


My uterus you cause me pain every period

The pain makes me cry like an idiot

Since puberty when I had my first monthly bleeding

The cramps you gave me causes my fainting


The pain was in my lower abdomen

It felt like I was stabbed by a javelin

My thighs and back were aching

I felt nauseated and start vomiting


Every month you prevent me from going to school

I have to take medical leave because of you

Then later working you make me absent from work

Because of this menstrual pain I nearly went berserk


Then I got married and had my first pregnancy

No menses, no monthly pain, it was heavenly


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