thread – nurse ashley (and others)

Written for the nurses of St. Vincent Hospital

Who cared for my wife, Pat Altman, along with

            A full house of patients. Thank you for caring.

 

Nurse Ashley with smile so bright

You really helped me through the

night.

 

I know I was demanding and in pain

And I kept calling you again and

again.

 

But you were patient and kind

You didn’t even seem to mind —

 

And I probably forgot your name

But you cared for me just the same.

 

You were probably a lot of nurses

Hovering over pain caused curses.

 

While I fought to rise out of the

anesthesia

With it’s side affect of short term

amnesia.

 

And if I was not nice

Please follow this advice:

 

Know that it wasn’t me

But the pain attacking thee —

 

And know that I thank you with all

my heart

For caring for me, and each doing

your part.

 

Simon Stargazer III (Jan.’09) adds, “Nurses under-stand, but like all of us, some-times forget, that it is not you that is complaining, it is the pain speaking through you.”

 

 * a poem from the Feb 2009 edition of Ninepatch *

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