Scalpels, gauze, IVs and Band-Aids
All of these things are surely manmade
But that’s not what nursing is all about
That’s why I am writing this poetry shout out
We focus on healing and ask how you’re feeling
We give you your meds and make up your beds
We’ll take care of you, and your family too
We’ll all work together to make you like new
Of course there’s more to it than the physical work
And also the benefits—that’s just a perk.
It’s about being there with you along the way
To help you with healing day by day.
You see, a nurse is a leader, a teacher, a friend
To get you up on your feet and back on the mend
Its about kindness, compassion and advocacy, too
Isn’t that the nurse you’d want taking care of you?