Alon Calinao Dy

Rookie (Samar, Philippines)

A Nurse - Poem by Alon Calinao Dy

When all of your loved ones are gone
And you're waiting for the doctor to come,
I'm the one that you're getting angry at
'Cause you see me coming around.
Instead of hating you or getting mad,
I try to show you how to understand.

Though I'm not a doctor to save someone's life,
I 'll sit close beside you and I will listen
To your complaints, suffering, and pain
Somehow, I may take away all your fears.

Though I'm not a doctor who prescribes medicines,
I'll serve you with tender loving care.
For me, that's something I should be proud of.
Even in your slightest discomforts,
I am with you always
Making sure that you're alright,
As you're taken care with love and respect.

I am the one who believes in miracles
With my soft and gentle voice,
I bring you love and hope,
Render you my skillful care,
And show you my priceless smiles.
I am the one that comforts,
Stands and cares for you.

The one who dares to touch your hands
In your delicate moments
When you're feeling lonely and hopeless.
I'm the one who lets you know
That I will stay close beside you
When there is no one to embrace you.

Yes, I am the one with white uniforms.
A nurse with a caring nature
Who has compassion and empathy for others.
An advocate nurse
That the ultimate goal on earth is
For the best of the human race.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Becoming a nurse is something I should be proud. It is not only a rewarding job but it helps millions of sick people. For me it is not merely a profession but it is something a calling from God that you are task to help people no matter what their origins.

Comments about A Nurse by Alon Calinao Dy

  • Shania K. Younce (11/6/2012 8:28:00 PM)


    It is very thoughtful. I very much enjoyed it. (Report) Reply

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  • (10/5/2012 5:42:00 PM)


    Truly depicts how a nurse should be, but are all nurses like that? Is there not a nurse who isn't nice or has no sympathy for people who are suffering with a loss? Aside from my questions, this was a poem you care about, very much, but there are always two sides of a coin. Two of everything. (Report) Reply

  • Dawn Ferrett (10/3/2012 12:46:00 PM)


    Well done! We don't value nurses nearly enough or thank them as mush as we should. You are on the front line of patient care. The doctors begin the process of healing the sick but it's the nurses that carry the largest burden of care. Thank you and all the nurses ouit there in the world! ! ! You are all angels xxx (Report) Reply

  • Louis Cecile (10/1/2012 1:38:00 PM)


    Quite good to read a poem centred on a profession and your skill at expressing emotion is shown here. Quite touching. (Report) Reply

  • Susanta Pattnayak (9/10/2012 1:01:00 PM)


    I love the poem. Love the noble profession of nursing and your dedication. Thank you for inviting me to read your poem! (Report) Reply

  • Natasa To (9/4/2012 10:26:00 PM)


    I Love the people who are nurses because they also help drs to figure their sickness (Report) Reply

  • (8/26/2012 6:05:00 PM)


    truly a great nursing profession! love this poem! (Report) Reply

  • (8/26/2012 5:49:00 PM)


    Very inspiring. You made a wonderful poem. I read this poem that you made in a magazine. Many loved your works!

    Continue to write more poems!
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 25, 2012


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