my ward was given this poem written in calligraphy by a patient who was terminally ill. Its not really a nursing poem but I thought it was really beutiful and thought i'd share it with you:
Dont cry for the horses this life has set free.
A million white horses, forever to be.
Dont cry for the horses now to gods hand,
As they dance and they prance to a heavenly band.
They were ours as a gift, but never to keep,
as they closed their eyes forever to sleep.
Their spirits unbound, on silver wings they fly,
A million white horses against the blue sky.
Look up into heaven, youll see them above.
The horses we lost, the horses we loved.
Manes and tails flying, they gallop through time.
They were never yours, they were never mine.
Dont cry for the horses, they will be back someday,
when our time has come, they will show us the way.
Do you hear that soft flicker close to your ear.
Dont cry for the horses, love the ones that are here