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Posted by christiesdad, on Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:03 pm
I know that some in the forum are, or have been nurses.
I found this poem whil going through Jane's memoribilia and
wanted to share it with you.  I hope you like it.


The world grows better year by year,
Because some nurse in her little sphere,
Puts on her apron and smiles and sings,
And keeps on doing the same old things.
Taking the temperature, giving the pills,
To remedy mankinds numberless ills,
Feeding the baby, ansewring the bells,
Being polite wiith a heart that rebels.
Longing for home and all the while,
Wearing the same old professional smile,
Blessing the newborn babies first breath,
Closing their eyes that are still in death.
Taking the blame off the doctors mistakes,
Oh dear, what a lot of patience it takes,
Going off duty at seven fifteen,
Tired and discouraged, and ready to drop.
But called back on duty at seven fifteen,
with woe in her heart, but it must not be seen.
Morning and evening and noon and night,
Just doing it over and hoping it's right.
When we lay down our caps and cross the bar,
Oh Lord, will you give us just one little star,
To wear in our crowns with our uniforn new,
In that city above where the head nurse is you.
Reply by Bill, on Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:22 am
Hello christiesdad,
Thank you  for posting the poem on 'nurses' it was much appreciated.
Having worked with nurses for many years I recognise the sentiments and feel that they ought to have five stars.
Best wishes Bill
Reply by Adabar, on Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:23 pm
G'day christies dad,

First off may I extend my sincere condolences on the loss of your wife.  I cannot imagine what I would do if I lost mine. I can feel your loss deeply.

Thank you for the poem , a kind of ode to nurses.  I regard these selfless people very highly. I owe my life to some of them. They had a lot to put up with me, I have had a number of serious illnesses, after effects of Colorectal cancer (is why I have a colostomy.)  such as massive adhesions.  All of my bowel is glued together and causes havoc so I am a regular custome at our local hospital.

Thank you for your post

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