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Nurses Don't Cry
by Penny Rock
Monday, September 06, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Poem about nurses in war.

There’s something in our code

That says we must be strong.

The experts say we don’t feel.

The experts would be wrong.


Nurses handle anything.

Nurses never fear.

Nurses keep emotions buttoned,

And never shed a tear.


We’re bathed in daily suffering,

Every scream and every moan.

Nurses hearts aren’t empty,

Or cold as marble stone.


Nurses must keep distance from their patients;

Brains and feelings kept apart.

How could we live through our daily Hell,

And not have a broken heart?


Of course our hearts are broken

By the patients that we tend.

And every time we allow the tears,

We fear they’ll never end.


Nurses are invisible.

We’re lonely to the bone.

And when we find the time to cry,

We cry our tears alone.



©Copyright 1968 Penny L. Rock

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Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 9/7/2010
I've often wondered how nurses survive such up close brushes with sorrow. A revealing and very beautiful poem. Thank God there are nurses who truly care and know how to give not only medical assistance but compassion.
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 9/6/2010
Intereting write..enjoyed sweet lady..stay safe and well..Hugss
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