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Faith, Trust and Irony

She's dressed in freshly laundered scrubs, a floral top and pants pale blue. There for a moment to hand me a gown, and tell me what to do. As I'm getting undressed, she checks on a man, he's in the room right next to mine. He's crying in pain and begging for help, I hear her tell him that he'll be fine. A few moments later, the crying has stopped, as she leaves she turns out his light. Whatever she did, it's done the trick, he'll be able to sleep tonight. She's back with me now and with her this time, she has her tools in tow. It's 3 in the morning and she must be tired, but if she is it doesn't show. Thermometer ready to check my 'temp, lift my tongue and tuck it under. As she wraps the black cuff around my arm, I watch her and I wonder. Working twelve hour shifts, three days off then four days on. Has she a husband or any children, who miss her when she's gone? Does she like cooking or singing? Does she paint or like to read? The needle, she pricks me, with such precision, I hardly even bleed. My IV's in place, my medicine given, she says goodnight with eyes so kind. Just as I'm drifting off into sleep, a thought suddenly enters my mind. To this woman I leave my health in her hands, a serious matter, this isn't a game. It strikes me as crazy just how much I trust her, when all I know of her is simply her name. By~Michelle Lacey

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Date: 9/10/2011 7:20:00 AM
Oh this is going straight to my favourites, great work on this poem Michelle, i like it very much, look forward to reading more. x
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Date: 9/8/2011 9:04:00 PM
You're still hitting on all cylinders and I am enjoying this poetry of yours. Love, Joyce
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Date: 9/8/2011 9:14:00 AM
Stopping by your excellent poetry today to thank you for your kind comments on mine Michelle. Hoping to see more posted by you soon. Love, Carol
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Date: 9/8/2011 8:51:00 AM
Hello again Michelle. After reading your poem I went back to read more of them and saw that this is your first one on the soup.! Considering how well it was written I am so surprised it is the first/ Loved it. A hearty welcome to the soup to you . I shall put this poem into my favs and look forward to reading more from you in the future. God bless You ! : )
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Date: 9/8/2011 8:45:00 AM
Awesome thoughts and tribute to these special nurses who have that grace and talent to care for people the way they do in the fashion you describe so remarkably well in your rhyme, Michelle. Real people who really care up and above their call to duty. wonderful Michelle
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Date: 9/7/2011 12:32:00 PM
Wonderfully written poem, and an enjoyable read :)
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Date: 9/5/2011 8:29:00 PM
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Date: 9/5/2011 4:39:00 PM
I love this well written and thought provoking write, Michelle
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Date: 9/4/2011 7:24:00 PM
Good idea for a topic..Enjoyed reading..Yes, those nurses can be killers as well as healers..I had surgery once years ago..I was in horrible pain..The nurse gave me a shot and said maybe this will help..I was in doubling up agony for hours and no one could or would give me another shot..I learned later for I live in a small town that the lady that supposedly gave me a pain shot was addicted to drugs and only gave saline solution to the patients so that she would have the drugs..Sara
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Date: 9/5/2011 9:39:00 AM
Thanks for stopping by, reading, and commenting on my work...Welcome to soup..May your stay be long with many more great post as this one..Sara
Date: 9/4/2011 5:00:00 PM
Thank you all for you're lovely comments. It means so much to me that you took the time to post them. As for the warm welcomes to "The Soup", thank you for having me, I am excited to be here!! Love, Michelle...xo
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Date: 9/2/2011 5:18:00 AM
Hello Michelle, lovely poem. I love the flow of your writing! Welcome to the soup and I hope you share more of your poetry with us soon. Will be keeping an eye out for you :) PS I agree with Lynn's comments, you have great talent to share with us all :):) Ryan J.
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Date: 9/1/2011 6:58:00 AM
A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Michelle. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Read and comment on their's and they will return in kind. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love and blessing always, Carol
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Date: 8/31/2011 9:43:00 PM
Lovelyn character sketch of the woman oft= trust, Michelle
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Date: 8/31/2011 7:57:00 PM
Hi Michelle, Awesome poem, loved it, and welcome to the soup. This site if full of amazing people, and excellent poetry. Yours is ranked up there with the best. Lynn Barany.
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Date: 8/31/2011 7:31:00 PM
lights a candle for the nurses... sweet, michelle! ~n
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