Friday, April 23, 2010

Dedicated to my passionate workmates...

When it comes to death and dying
There's a special gift you share
One that Angels all admire
One that goes beyond just care

It's a gift of deep commitment
One that eases pain and fear
And alleviates the sorrow
When the hour of death is near

Yet this gift is more than comfort
More than nursing at its best
For it cradles every patient
Right up till their last request

In this gift you give compassion
Wrapped in dignity and love
And in honor of your calling
There's a tribute found above

As a tribute to your Nursing
All the care that you bestow
High above this earthly planet
Hangs a Hospice Nurse Rainbow

And this rainbow graces Heaven
A reminder of your goals
"End-of-life-care" you excel at
It's your gift to human souls

To the soul of every patient
Every brother, Mom and Dad
Every household member present
Every heart that's feeling sad

To alleviate this sadness
That engulfs a grieving heart
Counseling and intervention
Set your Nursing skills apart

So within the skies of Heaven
Bows of silver dangle high
On a rainbow made of glory
That makes every Angel sigh

And upon each bow of silver
There appears a nurse's name
As an everlasting tribute
For the Heavens to proclaim.


by E.V. Stankowski RN

"Angel of Mercy Collection"

5 comments:

Rosie April 23, 2010 at 4:33 PM  

Oh, this is so very true. Such a beautiful poem...thank you...Rosie

koralee April 23, 2010 at 9:19 PM  

What a lovely poem...it must be hard at times to be an RN! Blessings to you sweet kind folks...you have hearts of angels. xoxo

Rosie April 23, 2010 at 11:08 PM  

Tried to leave you a comment on your tasty confections site,but it wouldn't let me...so...I'll leave it here. YIPPEE..C*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*Son your cupcake orders...you are going to be so busy...Rosie is definitely smiling...well done

Rosie April 24, 2010 at 5:24 PM  

Today was soo much fun. Such "kindred spirits"...what a delightful visit...really must do this again soon...maybe with a cuppa in hand...thanks so much for coming... love Rosie

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