David read this poem during a conference call hosted by DCA on October 28 to celebrate the final rule that extends Fair Labor Standards Act protections to home care workers.
I have helped you bathe and helped you eat.
I have helped you take your meds and get back on your feet.
I have taken your vital signs and listened to your stories.
I have made it possible for you to stay in your home.
I have seen you confused, aged, injured and ill
And I helped you through your day with dignity.
And if not you — your mother, brother, neighbor or lover.
For all of us need a helping hand some day.
The Fair Labor Standards Act includes us at last.
Thanks to those who worked hard for that!
Now let’s keep working together — so I can have a home,
raise my children and do this work I love.