A poem for all of you nightingales

  1. "More To Life" by Angela Mac

    She awakens at daybreak
    does not take the time
    to apply makeup and hairspray
    vanity is superficial
    more to life- there is at stake

    She awakens the kids for school
    taking time to make sure
    they have matching outfits
    and lunches have been prepared
    more to life- there is to do

    She awakens her rested spouse
    time for a peck on the cheek
    placing scissors in her pocket
    draping a stethoscope around her neck
    more to life- she exits the house

    Awakened are the Nightingales
    no time to chat over coffee
    babes being born, surgery and care
    comforting smiles and a gentle touch
    more to life- in an angelic hail
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   pickledpepperRN
    Thank you, Angela!
  4. by   Angela Mac
    I love you guys and wanted to re-run this thread for you.
  5. by   leslie :-D
    :kiss leslie
  6. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Funny, I have just started wearing make up to work, because lately, people keep telling me how tired I look.

    Here is a poem written by a friend of mine. Her name is Sammy.

    What is a Nurse?



    What is a nurse?
    A nurse dispenses compassion with pills
    A gentle touch along with enemas
    A smile when the pain is great
    And tears when it ends.

    What is a nurse?
    A nurse cries when a child is born
    and when an old man dies.
    She displays confidence
    and quakes inside
    afraid she does not have enough
    knowledge to make a difference.

    What is a nurse?
    A nurse is called by God
    to care for others.
    Christmas spent caring for others
    while her children open their
    presents.

    What is a nurse?
    Late nights, early mornings
    Sleep during daylight,
    Work while the world sleeps,
    Making the world a better place
    One person at a time.

    What is a nurse?
    Overworked, underpaid,
    Mediocre benefits, unappreciated.
    Keeps on coming back for more.
    A gift to the ill and weak.
    She gets her satisfaction from within
    From a job well done
    From a smile given
    From a simple thank you.

    What is a nurse?
    A nurse is caring.
    For as the Bible says
    What she does to others
    She does as unto the Father.
    A nurse is tired.
  7. by   Angela Mac
    [quote=hellllllo nurse]funny, i have just started wearing make up to work, because lately, people keep telling me how tired i look.

    here is a poem written by a friend of mine. her name is sammy.

    what is a nurse?

    that was beautiful. please tell sammy thanks, i enjoyed it very much.-angela:d

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