Protection: A poem featuring Tulsa Police Officer and Firefighter Khara and Frank Bresee

A benefit of living in the red, white, and blue,

Are the police and firefighters watching over you.

When you’re hurt or feeling scared,

Dial 911 because they are prepared.

Police officers enforce the many laws,

They are brave and deserve an applause.

Firefighters rescue people in emergencies,

Putting out fires with a sense of urgency.

Show respect to a community worker,

Watch closely and be a good learner.

Has a police officer or firefighter ever helped you?

Walks

Taking walks can clear your mind,

In case you’re stressed or feeling fine.

Take a walk and you may find,

That walk may allow you to unwind.

Have you taken a walk today?

Swimming: A poem featuring Miller the Golden Retriever

A dip in the pool is always refreshing,

The fun activity can be a blessing.

Relaxing on a float makes you hotter,

Cooling off by swimming underwater.

Life jackets may be part of the deal,

Safety first no matter how they feel.

Spend some time after you eat,

Give your body a break from the heat.

Whether the lake, beach, or even a pool,

Water safety is the number one rule.

Do you enjoy swimming?

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Second Chances: A poem featuring Jules the St. Martin Rescue Dog

A second chance is a new beginning,

The new opportunity has you grinning.

A second chance is a gift from the world,

A new direction to which you turned.

A second chance is a dream come true,

Embrace the possibility given to you.

A second chance is different from the past,

Stick with a plan and make it last.

A second chance is a new set of goals,

Pay it forward and welcome your roles.

When did you get a second chance?

Perseverance

Sometimes in life the climb will be hard,

Maybe an inch can seem like a yard.

We’ve all been told to think positively,

A daunting task can affect us negatively.

It is not a race to see who will win,

Enjoy the journey once you begin.

You may encounter hurdles along the way,

Set attainable goals with each new day.

Don’t give up when the going gets tough,

Always remember that you are enough.

What climb are you most proud of?

Friends

A friend is someone who makes you smile,

A friend is someone who likes your style.

A friend is someone who wipes away your tears,

A friend is someone who is with you for years

A friend is someone who listens to you talk,

A friend is someone who joins you on a walk.

A friend is someone who wants to play,

A friend is someone who saves the day.

My friend Marley and me

Rain: A poem featuring Clancy the Bassett Hound

The sky opens up and water pours down,

You may even hear a thunderous sound.

The tap of the rain is nature’s music,

It is often referred to as therapeutic.

Use your umbrella if out on the town,

Go inside when lightning is around.

Have a back up plan for a rainy day,

Mother Nature decides when to play.

After a storm a rainbow may appear,

Be on the lookout as it will disappear.

Do you like the rain?

Whining: A poem featuring Queenie the Rescue Horse

A whine is a high-pitched cry or sound,

Hearing a constant whimper is quite profound.

A whine is often the result of unhappiness,

Perhaps a state of shock or even crabbiness.

A whine can be used as a form of communication,

Yet it may end with a negative conversation.

A whine is a complaint or a call for help,

Understand the meaning of the sound of the yelp.

A whine is not always a bad expression,

Don’t confuse it with a feeling of affection.

How do you whine?

Diversity: A poem featuring Nickel Labradors Junie, Jake, Red, Charlotte, Lowkey, Moses, and Ruthie

Diversity is the practice of including everyone,

Free of negative comments by anyone.

Diversity is seeing past what’s on the outside,

Learning to value what is on the inside.

Diversity is a variety of colors and sizes,

Using peace and acceptance if a conflict arises.

Diversity is being proud of any unique traits.

No matter the background, ethnicity, or race.

Diversity is a beautiful mixture of complexions,

Embracing all of the glamorous imperfections.

Embrace Diversity

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Sunshine

The sky is bright and filled with rays,

Perhaps you even need some shades.

The sun gently wraps your body up,

The beauty of nature will fill your cup.

Get outside and enjoy the perfect day,

Call your friends and meet up to play.

Protect your skin from the strength of the sun,

Lather up with sunscreen before having fun.

The warmth of the sun is like no other,

Grab your people and enjoy it together.

How do you enjoy the sunshine?