Ode to Filaria, Lyme and What Else?
or Someday Wil We No Longer Be, "Still Sick?"
In 1958 Wily Burgdorfer came here
From ony the “Divil” really knows where
His job was to study ticks from Shelter Island
And Doc Alan Barbour gave him a helping hand
Rocky Mountain -Level whatever wanted Rickettsia
But alas, all Wily found was Borrelia and Filaria
Nevertheless, it was said to be all right and fine
Name the spirochete Bb –or, ah, Lyme
Where was David T Dennis and Stony Brook at the time?
For it is noted they also claimed to discover the cause of Lyme.
Oh lest we forget – the Filaria - they said to pay it no mind
Yet microbiologists must know of its kind
Indeed Filaria disables 200 mil 'cross the world
So was it a mistake to have it ignored?
Years ago a patient was told by her doc extraordinaire
“The best drug for Lyme is not available here.”
The patient was too sick to object
When told only dogs can get Ivermect.
She could only note the word “Ivermectin”
Lyme brain clouded the rest back then.
But anger can energize a sorry-ass brain
To finally ask why ignore what was clear and plain?
Remember that Wily told Wilson as he was leaving
“I still didn’t tell you everything.”
We fondly say Dear Wily but now say to all: This isn’t a joke.
It is not funny at all for us suffering, disabled and dying folk."
How many know answers and still won’t say enough?
Our lives don’t matter to them, but when is enough, . . .ENOUGH?
By Eva Haughie c 7-12-2010