don't know why i didn't just post the poem, and not get paranoid about copyright, but i guess "my mom" came out of me and said do this the right way or not at all!!!
this poem really touched my heart and happened to read it after a particularily bad/stressful nursing day. hit home and made me remember why i went into nursing!!!!!
giving all the credit to rn magazine, july 2001 edition, read a day in the life of a nurse, on page 54. author is tim holloway, rn
i asked for the appropriate permission from rn magazine and did not receive it. this poem is on their website and of course also in their magazine floating around. worth the read.
maybe going to get in trouble here.....but starts with
physically exhausted, emotionally drained, my body goes numb as it deals with the pain.
as i walk to my car, thinking back on my day..............
and it ends with
i am physically exhausted, emotionally drained, but i will be back tomorrow to do it again.
but as i turn to leave, i feel a warm rush of air, perhaps it is rosie saying, "thanks for being there."
just me, micro so small you can't even see me