Dr John Celes

Veteran Poet - 2,695 Points (14-2-1957 / Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India)

In Support of a Doctor’s Case…

Ethics is back in every profession,
For good of everyone on earth;
Sky-high has gone in life, corruption!
Now honest people are a real dearth.

To do just good is something all desire;
Avoiding harm is much more important;
Good sense must always stay in life like fire;
Our conscience should no time turn dormant.

But everything is costlier these days!
A medico spends lot of cash today;
Medical education’s a rat-race!
How does a student his loans then repay?

Just blame the system for the ways things are;
Getting a seat in colleges is tough;
Nothing happens by positions of star;
At persons educated, people laugh!

The doctor is quite human like others;
But people want a cure in every case;
About the doctor’s life, whoev’r bothers?
He has to keep a pleasant face always!

And people have gone consumer-crazy;
They doubt the doctor if things go amiss;
They bring the patient late, being lazy;
No one wants grief but want life with just bliss!

And drugs are turning dearer every day;
The costs of equipment have gone sky-high!
For special trainings, through your nose, you pay;
All doctors have to learn until they die!

A doctor needs to be with knowledge good;
His theory must be put into practice;
For patient’s sake, he must maintain his mood;
He must not, his patients ever entice!

A doctor runs between pillar and post;
The laws of land warn him with punishments;
The Code of Ethics haunts him like a ghost;
He is at mercy of establishments!

He cannot heed his conscience these days;
Health policies have pinned the doctors straight;
His workplace seems almost akin a maze;
His routine problems don’t seem to abate!

Why blame the doctors for the ways, things are?
Corruption rules the roost in every way;
If diligent, his name, they try to mar;
A doctor is not God, god-like or Fay!

He tries to do his best but may well, err;
They blame the doctor if something goes wrong;
His limitations, all must consider!
A doctor’s life has turned a plaintive song!
A doctor is a human being too;
Each time, a miracle, he cannot do!

Copyright by Dr John Celes 26-01-2013

Submitted: Friday, April 05, 2013
Edited: Thursday, October 10, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

People expect the doctor to be a supernatural being but the plain truth is that doctors are mere human beings!

Comments about this poem (In Support of a Doctor’s Case… by Dr John Celes )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Alone, Edgar Allan Poe
  2. All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Christmas Carol, Sara Teasdale
  5. The Three Kings, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  6. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  7. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  8. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  9. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  10. A Child's Christmas in Wales, Dylan Thomas

Poem of the Day

poet Li Po

Amongst the flowers I
am alone with my pot of wine
drinking by myself; then lifting
my cup I asked the moon
to drink with me, its reflection
and mine in the wine cup, just
...... Read complete »


Member Poem

poet Marvin Brato Sr

New Poems

  1. Fließendes Grün, Floy Dy (Floyd) Ra (Floydson)
  2. Release yourself, Elena Ioannou
  4. Crazy Thing, Leah Ayliffe
  5. A Thought A Head, Ima Ryma
  6. **कधी कधी **, Lyrics Swapnild Chatge
  7. ** सागं ना 2 **, Lyrics Swapnild Chatge
  8. ** अबोल भावना मनातल्या **, Lyrics Swapnild Chatge
  9. I am Not Alone, Sandra Feldman
  10. When the flower withers, Leong Ming Loong
[Hata Bildir]