The Nurse (God bless them)

The Nurse (God bless them)

A Poem by Wild Rose

Having problems with my limbs 

Doctors receptionist says “I will send up the practice nurse” 

“No, I don’t want a practice nurse I want a fully trained nurse” 

Car pulls up outside the door  

No flashing lights or sirens 

Lady alights and procedes to get dressed in a disguise 

Green coveralls, green hat, plastic apron, face mask, eye protection 

She looked like a Muslim woman in a green niquab 

Is that so we cannot recognize her again? 

Inside the house she put on rubber gloves 

So that she would leave no finger prints 

She proceeded by brining boxes of equipment, and pads of forms 

Goodness have I all these form to fill in I thought 

I never felt the needle go in 

I saw the blood trickling out  

Goodness I thought she is emptying my arm 

Job done needles and bits and bobs put into plastic boxes 

She left 

Thank you, unidentified lady, 

An angel in disguise  

 

Wild Rose 

April 2020 

© 2020 Wild Rose


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sheesh .. the title and closing belie the disconnected anonymous tone of the visit .. seems a cold hearted nurse ... i am a retired RN and so your title hooked me fast ;) and they are brave souls .. aren't in it for the money for sure :} i like the humor of your speaker seeing the visitor nurse through somewhat fearful eyes .. certainly we are all dealing with our fears during this troubled time ... you almost give us a crime scene ;)))))))))))))))) if this is confessional, Wild one, i do pray your good health ... heck .. i pray it anyway :)
E.

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Wild Rose

2 Months Ago

The ladt who came yesterday liked it > AND the samples of 'Do you remember'
Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

:) ......................
Wild Rose

2 Months Ago

A series of my writing about old times (TEN i THINK)



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Thank you for depicting the true humanity of a situation like this. Many applaud nurses & rightfully so, but sometimes in our fervor to give them credit where credit is due, the reality of these situations can sometimes go by the wayside. I love that you bring the "politically incorrect" reality of fearing the nurse to life with great descriptions that aren't too scary, but a little bit. Great balance of good to bad as far as showing the scene (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

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Wild Rose

2 Weeks Ago

Thanks margie > I had spoken to some of them about the 'Disguise' and they agreed
Also expres.. read more
A gentle secret nurse. Didn't she greet you? Hello and goodbye. I enjoyed the story in the poem my friend. Poor nurses must face many new problems. They are heroes and the doctors, hospital workers. Thank you dear friend for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

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Wild Rose

2 Weeks Ago

I did say (and not just to one nurse) that they looked like bandits With their face masks. they all .. read more
Coyote Poetry

2 Weeks Ago

Would be a interesting day my friend.
what a beautiful tribute to those brave ones who are taking care of the sick and often coming down with the virus themselves...the risks they take...how many others would do the same.
I like the dialogue in this...

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Wild Rose

2 Months Ago

Yes i agree Its just the amount of protection clothes they have to put on these days
Like su.. read more
I couldn't quite get if in the end the nurse did a good job or not?
Overall a little funny and amusing short story. Enjoyed it.

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Wild Rose

2 Months Ago

Yes she did a good job
I joked with her about the garb and looking like a bandit > We will al.. read more
sheesh .. the title and closing belie the disconnected anonymous tone of the visit .. seems a cold hearted nurse ... i am a retired RN and so your title hooked me fast ;) and they are brave souls .. aren't in it for the money for sure :} i like the humor of your speaker seeing the visitor nurse through somewhat fearful eyes .. certainly we are all dealing with our fears during this troubled time ... you almost give us a crime scene ;)))))))))))))))) if this is confessional, Wild one, i do pray your good health ... heck .. i pray it anyway :)
E.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wild Rose

2 Months Ago

The ladt who came yesterday liked it > AND the samples of 'Do you remember'
Einstein Noodle

2 Months Ago

:) ......................
Wild Rose

2 Months Ago

A series of my writing about old times (TEN i THINK)
damn and i have an appointment next wk,i hope its a little more informal

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Well, it sure beats braving the covid affected at the local hospital. The nurse on demand is a fine idea to keep everyone safer. I am sure the blood taken will be picture perfect. Keep staying safe and well. :)

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That's nursing for you in these troubled times. Angels clad in ppe putting the patient first. Aren't we lucky with our NHS? Ever grateful for those serving the community. A poem of the times Wild Rose. Take care of you and her indoors.

Chris

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Wild Rose

2 Months Ago

I am going to give them a copy
Yes they are great > at one time these ladies would be in the.. read more

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