Sameer Ahmed

A Simple White Coat

It's a simple White Coat, though,
We are so unique!
We go to the places
Where suffering lies
We live there where life dies
We care for illness
Sometimes ourselves get diseased
But we relieve their colic
And they are so pleased
We are also praised
Handling the newborns
But we feel sorrow too
For the loss of vitality
Life is so precious
We cannot flirt with mortality
We also have feelings
Though, behind the mask
We keep on trying
Saving is our task
We incise their bodies
With hands soaked in blood
We cut them into pieces
And stitch them again
We always stay alert
With a dutiful response
We feel afresh
With their healing stance
We convince their minds
To keep our advice
They are close to our hearts
So always satisfied
They call us Messiah
And bestow us with prayers
They leave the sanatorium
And walk downstairs
We feel a little empty
But that's alright!
It's a simple White Coat, though,
We are so unique!





(12/16/2008)

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Poem Edited: Saturday, April 18, 2009

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  • Ashish Dimri (7/1/2009 9:37:00 AM)

    Dear Dr.Sameer,
    Well said! Let's hope, you will always cherish it for long!
    yours,
    ashish

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  • Ashraful MusaddeqAshraful Musaddeq (6/27/2009 8:16:00 PM)

    White coat- medical profession- service
    Nice poem, love it.

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  • Cindy Kreiner SeraCindy Kreiner Sera (4/18/2009 12:30:00 PM)

    In a profession where being humble, as you carry God's gift of healing in capable hands, is payment enough....do we value our Doctors enough?

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  • Sabrina , (1/29/2009 11:23:00 AM)

    life is worth living... people are greatefull for their work

    Best wishes,
    Sabrina.

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  • Pampero Jadan (1/22/2009 4:21:00 PM)

    good one it is about u my fellow humanistic touch ur thoughts is derived to mind and the good work
    oh, this is really taugh hard career! Allah' madad

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  • Jen Shearer (1/22/2009 11:25:00 AM)

    This poem has soo many meanings, in my interpretation. Amazingly expressed! May our belief's and value's stay strong!

    Sincerely Jen

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  • Marama Kelly (1/21/2009 1:55:00 AM)

    You have covered the medical profession well in this. Overall there is a good flow and rythmn in this, although there are places where it disjoins but then it seems to fall back into the flow.
    Well done and well expressed. Enjoyed the read. Many blesings to you

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  • Astrid Hardjana (1/19/2009 9:33:00 PM)

    This piece really states how you see your upcoming profession. I can see you have a good heart. Great job.

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  • Janri Gogeshvili (1/18/2009 11:58:00 AM)

    Metaphorically...
    Meaningly to choose a profession of the doctor, almost will make friends with death …
    Good luck to you …/10

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  • Eddie Roa (1/11/2009 7:03:00 AM)

    Medicine is really such a noble profession and you have captured in this poem the sacrifice and the devotion of doctors who are true to the Hippocratic oath they took. But I felt that towards the end you have injected a stray thought of doctors probably becoming jaded with the routine they live with life and death. A feeling of emptiness despite the noble service they render.

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  • Naidz Ladia (1/4/2009 10:21:00 AM)

    dear little one, am confused if ur a nurse or a doctor or any related to medine...but i know ur a good person...white coat represents white job..
    the way u deliver ur poem is very visible for me that ur a good person with good heart..if ur a dr, then the white coat is a reward in ur profession.keep ur wrk good, show it in the lines of poetry....ths is a good start little dear one..u must be nspired, , , , thats the essence of a good lover of nature..
    keep up the good performance..
    naizz

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  • Raj ArumugamRaj Arumugam (1/4/2009 3:45:00 AM)

    very true about doctors, Sameer.

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  • Enrique Souffle (12/30/2008 11:36:00 PM)

    Very nice writing. You are still very young. I would be very interested to see you visit this poem in, say,5 years, and perhaps re-write it. Good start.

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  • Stacey Watts (12/30/2008 8:53:00 AM)

    Wow truly wonderful. Such an inspirational piece.10

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  • C. P. SharmaC. P. Sharma (12/30/2008 3:20:00 AM)

    You sing so well the duties of appron white.
    CP

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  • Dr. Kolitha Lelwala (12/30/2008 2:56:00 AM)

    well done Sameer, compassionate thoughts. a great poem. Thanks sharing.
    10 +++

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  • Muizza Abbas (12/27/2008 11:43:00 AM)

    VERY TRUE, VERY NICE.....
    AS A DOCTOR I CAN UNDERSTAND ALL YOUR FEELINGS, EMOTIONS WHEN YOU WERE WRITTING THIS POEM.
    REALLY VERY GOOD.

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  • Linda Moore (12/25/2008 1:19:00 AM)

    Great writing and a great Tribute to all the Men and Women who see every day the suffering of the ill, and do their best to alleviate suffering....10 they are truly Unique

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  • Howard The Motivational Poet SimonHoward The Motivational Poet Simon (12/21/2008 10:08:00 PM)

    A white coat that is colourful in its beauty. Well done.

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  • Sarah SissonSarah Sisson (12/19/2008 6:12:00 AM)

    Very powerful....10 I could feel your point of view

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