A Doctor's Fight

A Doctor's Fight

A Poem by Zoya Sahai

The rain spattered against the big windows,
hard and cruel.
Thunder's deep laugh boomed
and heralded the arrival
of what I dreaded the most
for him,
Death.
The dark robed witch
glided quietly,
as nature's forces guided it,
nearer and nearer to him.
But I stood firm..
The Soldier of Life,
The Guardian of Hope.

He looked up at me.
His eyes a mosaic
of pain, of hurt, of loss.
He was not my father,
or my brother.
He was neither my friend,
nor my lover.
But I worshiped him,
for he was my patient.
I respected him like my father,
protected him like my brother,
cared for him like my friend,
and loved him like my lover.

His hand tightly clasped in mine,
he breathed in relief,
as with me his life lay.
With God on my side,
I took up the fight
and unsheathed my sword of knowledge.
My each move calculated,
I struck, dodged and struck again.

Thunder let out a final cry,
as the witch receded away.
The seven colored flag of Victory
waved in the sky,
as sun smiled upon
the Life I'd just saved.

© 2013 Zoya Sahai


Author's Note

Zoya Sahai
I've tried to portray the nobility of a doctor. Please let me know if I've managed to convey the right message.

My Review

Would you like to review this Poem?
Login | Register




Featured Review

no you didn't manage to portray it, i'm sorry
YOU MASTERED IT!!!!!
this is my favorite poem of the day
beautiful noble emotions!
wow girl!!!! you have an amazing talent!!!!
beautiful!!!

Thunder let out a final cry,
as the witch receded away.
The seven colored flag of Victory
waved in the sky,
as sun smiled upon
the Life I'd just saved.

i mean seriously, with an imagination like yours, you can rule the universe!
beautiful poem
great job Poet!!

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Zoya Sahai

8 Years Ago

Thank you soo much!!!! :) :) :)
This comment has been deleted by the poster.
Salar Majak

7 Years Ago

you are very welcome :)



Reviews

Great poem. You portrayed an epic battle giving this piece the validity it deserves. The battle with death is as strenuous and spiritually exhausting as anything on the battlefield although I can not fathom a doctor loving a patient as a lover. This doesn't make sense. Wouldn't this cross an ethical line?

Posted 7 Years Ago


Zoya Sahai

7 Years Ago

I appreciate your kind review Sir. And regarding the ethical line, ethics come into play when the do.. read more
Michael G. Smith

7 Years Ago

I understand this my son is a doctor but, to love your patient as a lover? Unless it's a metaphor re.. read more
This has a scene fit of an emergency room...A lot of doctors in my family...and the stories my uncle tell me of their work is incredible...and to them its a normal event...and to us a shock of awe...

Posted 7 Years Ago


Zoya Sahai

7 Years Ago

It does actually fit that, when a doctor shoulders the burden of somebody's life. I am still in the .. read more
Glen Yumang Manese

7 Years Ago

you're welcome...seems my comment got put below in Aurora's review...
Yiu did a great a job, my only complaint is, "big window", that's just because i don't think you need the word big in there, other than that this is fantastic! Original too, which is hard to come by these days.

Posted 7 Years Ago


ah if only all doctors were like you......

Posted 7 Years Ago


Zoya Sahai

7 Years Ago

Thank you so much Dr. Wood! It means a lot!! :)
awesome poem !!! really good keep it up nice idea

Posted 7 Years Ago


You indeed portrayed the nobility of a doctor, and so much more about your writing style and precision. This poem is not only beautiful in its portrayal, but it's creative and original. I truly enjoyed reading it!

Posted 7 Years Ago


So picturesque and so noble, Zoya, this is one Poem Of The Day (must have been the day it was released). The idea is all clear in your head and not just put in some random manner. You have penned the superbly clean ideas in with utter perfection. Really nice. :-)

Posted 8 Years Ago


Zoya Sahai

8 Years Ago

Thank you so much Shivam! :)
Shivam Murari

8 Years Ago

:)
very few people get the privilege of bringing back people from the shackles of death.
I am proud you had an opportunity to fight that fight

Posted 8 Years Ago


It's a top draw!

*bird*

Posted 8 Years Ago


I so love this...working as a caregiver for many years I can see this played out. Wonderful drama, great read.

Posted 8 Years Ago



First Page first
Previous Page prev
1
Request Read Request
Add to Library My Library
Subscribe Subscribe


Stats

472 Views
18 Reviews
Rating
Shelved in 4 Libraries
Added on March 19, 2013
Last Updated on March 19, 2013

Author

Zoya Sahai
Zoya Sahai

Jalandhar, Punjab, India



About
I am a medical student and I love poetry. I am a shy person by nature but poetry is one means I have always expressed myself. I like debates and elocution. My choice of profession is such that I fee.. more..

Writing

Related Writing

People who liked this story also liked..


Snow Snow

A Poem by areawakening