It's there in the cool hand placed on your fevered head,
In the supportive words offered when you get the news that you dread.
It’s in the compassion shown when the pain is fiercely raging,
And in the commitment required when the doctor needs paging.
It’s in the shared laughter that helps you cope,
In the quietly spoken words of encouragement that give you hope.
It's in the tears shed together when words aren't enough,
And the tenacity to stay focused when the times get rough.
It’s caring for people when they are at their worst,
It’s the selfless and altruistic LOVE OF A NURSE.
A very poignant poem for this period of time, written by Reese Carter – pinterest.com, which commemorates International Nurse’s Day on May 14th.