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Come sit with me, asked the frail old lady in a weak voice, so
on her bed I sat and held her wrinkled hands and smiled my best;
my job was way too busy and I had little time but I stayed.
Please tell me the truth- am I dying? (I knew she had no family)
Answering her was difficult but I said, yes you are;
silent tears fell down her cheek-  I knew she was 
suffering from old age and I had great pity for her crooked bones.
In my job as nurse great compassion and empathy is needed, and so
on each shift I try to transform a life by just being me. Oh,
nothing could have prepared me for this - except God ! 

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June 6, 2019


Poetry/Acrostic/Compassion
Copyright Protected, ID 19-1150-408-02
All Rights Reserved.  Written under Pseudonym.


Written for the contest, Compassion
sponsor, Line Gauthier

Second Place

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 6/22/2019 6:40:00 AM
Such a heartfelt beautiful piece of writing...congratulations on your placement.
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Dear Heart- Wiishkobe Ode
Date: 6/22/2019 7:21:00 AM
Jeanne, thanks for the beautiful and the congratulations ~
Date: 6/13/2019 4:08:00 AM
Heartfelt and compassionate. Honest and truthful. Congratulations on your win and thank you for sharing ...Kind wishes, Kai
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Dear Heart- Wiishkobe Ode
Date: 6/13/2019 7:26:00 AM
Kai, thank you for the wonderful comment and the congratulations, appreciate ~
Date: 6/9/2019 3:20:00 AM
Beautifully done, Constance. I am cheering and Trixie is blowing you kisses for this one.
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Dear Heart- Wiishkobe Ode
Date: 6/9/2019 12:06:00 PM
Caren thanks for the beautiful ~
Date: 6/6/2019 11:22:00 PM
No one is ever really prepared to deal with death at first. Although, we know it is coming soon to others, until their last gasp of air. Then it really hits us. Nice write, Constance. ~Charlie
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Dear Heart- Wiishkobe Ode
Date: 6/7/2019 8:19:00 AM
Charles, thanks for visiting my poem and commenting and the compliment, my job as nurse taught me so much about compassion and life and the dignity of facing ones death. I had to leave my job because of health problems but the old folks I cared for will always be in my heart .
Date: 6/6/2019 5:21:00 PM
Enjoyed this, Constance! The elderly are an often neglected group that could benefit greatly from compassionate souls.
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Dear Heart- Wiishkobe Ode
Date: 6/7/2019 8:22:00 AM
Carol, what I found so hard to understand and comprehend is how some families bring their old to long term care, set them up and then never, ever come back, the staff become their family and often they die alone. I did not mind demanding families because they were families that cared and loved !