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Old 08-07-2009, 05:08 PM
Scalpal Sal
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And here is a reply from the nurses.................

What do we see, you ask, what do we see
Yes we are thinking when we look at thee
We may seem to be hard when we hurry and fuss
But there’s many of you and too few of us
We would like far more time to sit with you and talk
To bathe you and feed you and help you to walk

To hear of your lives and the things you have done
Your childhood, your husband your daughter or son
But time is against us, there too much to do
Patients too many and nurses too few
We grieve when we see you so sad and alone
With nobody near you no friends of your own

We feel all your pain and know of your fear
That nobody cares no your end is so near
But nurses are people with feelings as well
And when we’re together you’ll often hear tell

Of the dearest old Gran in the very end bed
And the lovely old Dad and the things that he said
We speak with compassion and love, and feel sad
When we think of your lives and the joy that you’ve had
When the time has arrived for you to depart
You leave us behind with an ache in our heart

When you sleep the long sleep, no more worry or care
There are other old people and we must be there
So please understand if we hurry and fuss
There are many of you and too few of us.
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Old 08-12-2009, 07:32 AM
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I've seen the old man's before, but never the nurses' reply. Very nice- thanks for sharing this.

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Old 09-12-2010, 09:12 PM
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Where did you get this poem? It's really nice. Not to mention that it's also true.
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Old 05-30-2012, 08:37 AM
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And here is a reply from the nurses.................

What do we see, you ask, what do we see
Yes we are thinking when we look at thee
We may seem to be hard when we hurry and fuss
But there’s many of you and too few of us
We would like far more time to sit with you and talk
To bathe you and feed you and help you to walk

To hear of your lives and the things you have done
Your childhood, your husband your daughter or son
But time is against us, there too much to do
Patients too many and nurses too few
We grieve when we see you so sad and alone
With nobody near you no friends of your own

We feel all your pain and know of your fear
That nobody cares no your end is so near
But nurses are people with feelings as well
And when we’re together you’ll often hear tell

Of the dearest old Gran in the very end bed
And the lovely old Dad and the things that he said
We speak with compassion and love, and feel sad
When we think of your lives and the joy that you’ve had
When the time has arrived for you to depart
You leave us behind with an ache in our heart

When you sleep the long sleep, no more worry or care
There are other old people and we must be there
So please understand if we hurry and fuss
There are many of you and too few of us.
very nice poem, i liked it.
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:06 AM
beckistar
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Ooh, powerful stuff. Does anyone have a link to the man's poem?
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:27 AM
beckistar
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And here is a reply from the nurses.................

What do we see, you ask, what do we see
Yes we are thinking when we look at thee
We may seem to be hard when we hurry and fuss
But there’s many of you and too few of us
We would like far more time to sit with you and talk
To bathe you and feed you and help you to walk

To hear of your lives and the things you have done
Your childhood, your husband your daughter or son
But time is against us, there too much to do
Patients too many and nurses too few
We grieve when we see you so sad and alone
With nobody near you no friends of your own

We feel all your pain and know of your fear
That nobody cares no your end is so near
But nurses are people with feelings as well
And when we’re together you’ll often hear tell

Of the dearest old Gran in the very end bed
And the lovely old Dad and the things that he said
We speak with compassion and love, and feel sad
When we think of your lives and the joy that you’ve had
When the time has arrived for you to depart
You leave us behind with an ache in our heart

When you sleep the long sleep, no more worry or care
There are other old people and we must be there
So please understand if we hurry and fuss
There are many of you and too few of us.
I love this, although it does make me a bit
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:18 PM
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This is wonderful, enjoyed it very much and so much Truth to it.
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Old 02-07-2014, 03:01 PM
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What a nice poem you have there. Did you make that?
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Old 02-03-2015, 04:47 PM
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So true. Most nurses want to spend more time with patients but workload does not always permit it
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