a nurse's poem-I'm Sorry In Advance - page 2

I'm sorry in advance Your bed's not made today But I have a patient here Whose chest pain won't go away I'm sorry in advance You're not happy with your meal Dietary does try hard sir, To... Read More

  1. by   TXNurse
    You have captured the everyday life of being a nurse. The feelings of despair when you can't give the care that you want to your patients. And you are so exhausted that your family suffers when you are finally at home. Thank you for sharing. I too printed it off and plan to share it with my nursing friends. I hope you allow it to be published. Maybe those who aren't nurses will understand just a little more about what our feelings are on a daily basis. Thanks again
  2. by   CJM
    Your poem touched me. It made me cry. I'am not a RN but remember as a nurseing asistant how I couldn't give proper care and felt like why am I here? This should be in the letters to the editor section of every newspaper in the country.
  3. by   Y2KRN
    Hello,

    What a moving poem! Thank you very much, it truely does sum up the frustrations we all face each day! Where I work it has been really, really short. It was great to see this poem today when I came home feeling just this way! Thank-you Linda!
  4. by   hoolahan
    EXCELLENT!!! I hope you don't mind if I cut and paste this onto 2 other BB's? Your name will be there! I so wish I could write poetry like that!!!! WONDERFUL!!!! What a gift you have!
  5. by   Q.
    I've sent it to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
    You will be credited as the author.
  6. by   mansell
    Those of us that work with Linda agree it's a great poem. For those of you that don't know Linda you don't know what your missing. She is not only a great nurse (even with the cap Ha Ha) but a great comedian (whoopie cushion queen), entertainer (yah Ulga) and friend. She always has a bag of goodies that benefit the patients which shows where her love is. We are blessed with many laughs from Linda which is our survival in the health care system these days. My condolances to those of you that don't know Linda personally. She's a great friend
  7. by   night owl
    Linda,
    What an absolutely beautiful way to express every nurses feelings day in and day out. God has blessed you with many gifts,the gift of being able to take care of the sick, the gift of writing poetry, and the gift to be able to bring joy not only to your patients, but to your fellow workers. How fortunate to have you on Vernon Jubilee Hospital Staff! Thank you for sharing with all of us. I will certainly print copies out and hang them throughout my facility. Have a wonderful day!
  8. by   Jenny P
    Linda, PLEASE give us permission to print this and publish it in nursing newsletters, etc. This is so true and strikes a chord in all of our hearts. Thank you for sharing it wath us; let us share it with the rest of the world.
  9. by   CEN35
    Wow! That certainly says it all!!!

    Rick
  10. by   carmen
    Linda, truer words could not be spoken! This truely captures what each and everyone of us of us feel and try to deal with on a day to day basis, I hope you do not mind I would like to post this poem in our nursing lounge for all to share and reflect on,thankyou.
  11. by   Nickli
    This poem is so true. All of us in the nursing field can find ourselves within. It was also well written.

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    Blessed Be
  12. by   CC NRSE
    Linda,
    Beautifully written!!!As was said previously, I got chills when I read your peom. Unfortunately, some of those very words I've said myself.
  13. by   HLPN2
    Thank you for a great poem, I copied it to the LPN Yahoo Club I hope you don't mind. This poem reminded me of my nights I worked in LTC, brought back many memories. Thanks again.

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    Lisa

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