Two Stars Shone......Nurse’s Day Special Poem by saadat tahir

Two Stars Shone......Nurse’s Day Special

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A torch is taken and another sent
To the wretched ones a hope is lent

From florence sent to kotkata slums
help them feed on smiles an crumbs

Sang her song on the Crimean fields
The other in slums lepers healed

The lord HIS ways and chosen few
That bring the world within HIS pew

(May 12,2009)

Florence Nightingale (1820 — 1910)
In March 1854 the Crimean War broke out and the reports of the sufferings of the sick and wounded in the English camps created anger in Britain. William Russell, The Times' correspondent, described the terrible neglect of the wounded, and pointed to the differences between the facilities provided for British and French soldiers. He asked: ‘Are there no devoted women among us, able and willing to go forth to minister to the sick and suffering soldiers of the East in the hospitals of Scutari? Are none of the daughters of England, at this extreme hour of need, ready for such a work of mercy? Must we fall so far below the French in self-sacrifice and devotedness? ’

Mother Teresa, born August 26,1910-.Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu
Mother Teresa received permission from the Holy See to start her own order, 'The Missionaries of Charity', whose primary task was to love and care for those persons nobody was prepared to look after. In 1965 the Society became an International Religious Family by a decree of Pope Paul VI.
Today the order comprises Active and Contemplative branches of Sisters and Brothers in many countries. The Society of Missionaries has spread all over the world. They provide effective help to the poorest of the poor in a number of countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, and they undertake relief work in the wake of natural catastrophes.

Shirley Hanley 13 December 2009

Saadat I finally got over here to read your poem... and a beautiful poem it is. I can see why you recommended it after reading mine 'A Question Of Beauty'. True beauty lies in the minds and hearts of angles like Mother Terresa and those that continue her work after her death. It is sad that in a world of such abundance we even have a need for such things. Namaste, Shirley

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a beautiful poem and ilost it before..i wrote a long presentation about nurses who made difference in history..a historical and poetic presentation prented many famous nurses..about florence from her birth to her death accompnied by images..her home her grave..her being with you know that emily.deckinson the great wreiter is a nurse too+MANY OTHER ONES.. ohhhhhhhhhhh i lost that presentation after i finished it..lost my usp after the lecture..i feel so sorry for was realy a poetic lecture...please don't remind

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Linda Ori 02 June 2009

A wonderful tribute to those who lend their hearts and hands to aid the victims of war and disease. They deserve to be honored for their timeless efforts and countless hours of devotion to the care of those less fortunate. As a nurse, I thank you for this, Saadat! Linda :)

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Ejaz Khan 24 May 2009

Excellent work, we need to remember the humble and great souls of our times and the world.

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Fiona Davidson 24 May 2009

Absolutly brilliant write Saadat...Fi 10+++

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