a nurse's poem-I'm Sorry In Advance - page 3

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   lkushen
    Ditto to everyone's response. Bravo, Linda!
  2. by   tillie1
    Originally posted by lkushen:
    Ditto to everyone's response. Bravo, Linda!
    all i could add would be "AWESOME"!!!
  3. by   LoriUSAFRN
    Excellent poem-it captures the essence of nursing today (unfortunately) I have a presentation to do on issues facing the profession, and I think this poem will be a perfect intro to the presentation. It neatly summarizes all of the major issues we're facing staffing, working conditions etc.

    Thank you for sharing!!!

    PS I'll be sure to give you the credit as being the author!
  4. by   Jenny P
    I e-mailed Linda and asked for permission to copy this poem; this was her response:

    Hi Jenny. I must say I'm a little overwhelmed by the response. I had a feeling when I finished the poem it had something "else". Of course you may publish it. I
    checked with Canadian copyright laws and it states when an individual creates an original work, it is automatically protected by copyright. The response at my
    hospital was good, with the exception of our "clinical programmer" who said I needed to work on the rhyming.I read the poem to my sister and she got weepy eyed!
    She's not a nurse, but a physiotherapist!. Anyway I'm glad a lot of people are enjoying it. That's why sharing it is so rewarding.The power of words! Bye, Linda

    Just thought I'd share her response in case anyone else was interested in copying it for work, newspapers, etc.

    Once again, thank you, Linda, for sharing this with all of us.
  5. by   Jackie Payne
    Im glad someone is able to put into words the way I have felt every day since I became a nurse.
  6. by   willie2001
    Your poem really hits home. I'm going to share it with my co-workers.