Dear doc: A Christmas poem |

Dear doc: A Christmas poem

Drew Werner
Vail CO, Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado ” Editor’s note: In lieu of his regular column, Dr. Drew Werner shares a Christmas poem

Twas the night before Christmas, and all through our land

Good people were feeling the changes at hand

The stockings were hung, the trees all aglow

It is time to be thankful for more than we know

We are blessed with our homes, and roofs over our heads

We can sleep every night in warm, comfortable beds

Our health is a gift, like the freedom we share

To keep it that way, let us thank those that cannot be here

Our children grow up fast, cherish with them your time

I wish them all the best in your home and mine.

Don’t take for granted your family and your friends

They’ll be there for you ’till the very end.

Open your heart to the spirit of Christmas that’s almost here

I hope you carry it with you throughout the New Year.

Exercise and eating well are both good for you,

But I know faith and prayers are important too!

A plaque in our home quite simply reads

If you are lucky enough to live here, that is all that you need.

So wake every morning and just look about,

We live in God’s country with the elk and the greenback cutthroat trout.

Make a healthy resolution for the New Year to come

Be good to yourself as well to everyone.

It is an honor and privilege to share my words with you

Keep your questions coming; I’ll see what I can do!

Have a merry Christmas

And a happy New Year

Please keep your questions coming in! The only bad question is the unanswered one. Let me know what’s on your mind at

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