Thursday, August 14, 2014
Tribute to a Hospice Nurse
When it comes to death and dying There's a special gift you share One that Angels all admire One that goes beyond just care It's a gift of deep commitment One that eases pain and fear And alleviates the sorrow When the hour of death is near Yet this gift is more than comfort More than nursing at its best For it cradles every patient Right up till their last request In this gift you give compassion Wrapped in dignity and love And in honor of your calling There's a tribute found above As a tribute to your Nursing All the care that you bestow High above this earthly planet Hangs a Hospice Nurse Rainbow And this rainbow graces Heaven A reminder of your goals "End-of-life-care" you excel at It's your gift to human souls To the soul of every patient Every brother, Mom and Dad Every household member present Every heart that's feeling sad To alleviate this sadness That engulfs a grieving heart Counseling and intervention Set your Nursing skills apart So within the skies of Heaven Bows of silver dangle high On a rainbow made of glory That makes every Angel sigh And upon each bow of silver There appears a nurse's name As an everlasting tribute For the Heavens to proclaim. © copyrighted 2007 "Angel of Mercy Collection" by E.V. Stankowski RN This poem goes great with a "Nurse Appreciation Week/Month/Day" recognition. Hospice Chaplains are the ones to bring this to pass. Bless you Chaplains!