Mollie Was an Angel

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    Mollie Was an Angel

    Mollie was an angel
    Too good for this world
    She belongs in heaven
    Up there with the Lord
    And I am happy for her
    That she was there at last
    But I did not feel happy
    The night that Mollie passed

    It happened late last winter
    My Nursing skills we new
    And I was right beside her
    The night that cold wind blew
    Providing help and comfort
    Medicine and prayer
    I wonder if she even
    Knew that I was there

    There was the loving daughter
    The child that bore her name
    The generous church ladies
    The son that never came
    And it was her granddaughter
    There with her at her death
    And my hands were on her
    When she took her last breath

    Her breaths grew strangely shallow
    Her face grew ever pale
    Her pulse became a flutter
    Her breath a gasping rale
    Again I checked for breathing,
    But respirations ceased
    And then, finding no more pulse,
    I pronounced her deceased.

    My new-nurse heart was breaking.
    My state of mind, distressed
    Id never been so near a death
    So saddened, or so stressed
    And comforting her family
    I went toward the door
    I needed desperately to cry
    And could contain no more.


    I tended to the family
    I made the needed calls
    I did the usual paperwork
    Required by our state laws
    I had responsibility
    To shirk it would be wrong
    Id never dreamed before that night
    That I could be so strong

    And yes, I grieved about that night,
    But more than that, I grew
    And started to become aware
    Of things I'd never knew
    The things that Mollie taught me
    No Nursing school could teach
    And her passing touched my heart
    Where nothing else could reach

    Yes, Mollie was an angel
    Too good for this world
    She belongs in heaven
    Up there with the Lord
    And I am happy for her
    That she was there at last
    And I never will forget
    The night that Mollie passed
    CherryAmes_RN, ibme, EymieICURN, and 4 others like this.
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