What do you see…..A copy of this poem was common place at nurses’ stations when I was a student in the 1990s

Lovely poem from medicialmeadows…


What do you see, nurse… what do you see? Are you thinking – when you look at me: “A crabbed old woman, not very wise; Uncertain of habit with far-away eyes,
Who dribbles her food and makes no reply When you say in a loud voice ‘I do wish you’d try.'”  Who seems not to notice the things that you do And forever is losing a stocking or shoe;
Who, resisting or not, lets you do as you will With bathing and feeding, the long day to fill. Is that what you’re thinking, is that what you see? Then open your eyes, nurse.  You’re not looking at me!    I’ll tell you who I am as I sit here so still. As I move at your bidding, eat at your will:  – I’m a small child of ten with a father and mother,   Brothers and sisters who love one another; –…

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