More than a Number

The number does not change,

it never changes

No, all they can see is that number.

The number that distinguishes me from other applicants.

The number that determines

whether or not I can succeed in college.

But that number is not me.


I am a spark.

A spark that, when ignited- will turn into a blazing flame

Big, bright, and beautiful

If only that number didn’t strap me down.


If only they could see that, when

Free from that number

 I fly

I immerse myself in my passions.

And I succeed


My passion

is to assist patients as they come to the hospital

to softly soothe a newborn baby as it cries,

to wipe tears from a hurting child’s eyes.

My passion

-regardless of that number-

is to be a nurse.


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