Awesome is More


Johns Hopkins Hospital
United States

As a freshman, awesome meant passing a test without studying.

As a sophomore, awesome meant getting invited to an upperclassmen party.

As a junior, awesome meant getting a promposal with the football captain.

As a senior, awesome meant getting into the colleges of your dreams.


But how can these simple things be awesome when there is so much more in the world?

Awesome is waking up from a surgery, without complications.

Awesome is making your first step with your new prosthetic leg.

Awesome is learning to write without pain for the first time.

Awesome is having the stitches ripped out so movement is no longer inhibited.


Awesome are the doctors that work relentlessly to aid in help of their patients.

Awesome are the nurses that work long shifts, but still smile at each patient.

Awesome are the therapists who encourage their patients through the simplest of tasks.


Awesome is seeing how far the world has come.

Awesome is seeing how a diagnosis is no longer an end, but opening a window of opportunities.

Awesome are the patients and families that never give up hope.

This poem is about: 
My family
My community


Grant-Grey Porter Hawk Guda

Powerful expression! 

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