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Here, Have a Poem

I don’t really read poetry… but this is the first poem to be submitted as a story to codeblog and I actually kind of liked it.  Richard Greenall writes:

Mine is not a story as such but a poem about a woman I cared for on m general ITU who had suffered lung trauma after smoke inhalation.

Weariness, like a wave,
Cascading through my head.
Causing thoughts, too deep to voice,
To be thrown up deep inside.

Awake! A cold rush of air to the lungs,
Feels good to breathe,
In… and out. In…. and out.
So easy, calm… effortless.

Beside me she lies there still,
Looks calm – thoughts racing inside.
What has life come to?
A monitor and peering eyes.

If she could talk, what would she say?
Will I get through this day?
The power of life, the call of success
Would make my answer, a sure yes.

Copyright Richard Greenall 2007

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  • profileI am Gina. I have been a nurse for 15 years, first in med/surg, then CVICU, inpatient dialysis, CCU and now hospice. This blog is about my experiences as a nurse, and the experiences of others in the healthcare system - patients, nurses, doctors, paramedics. We all have stories!

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