The following post by Wanda Bowker, LPN, 1 Medical/Oncology Unit, Sentara Obici Hospital, includes an original poem and illustration. Her poem “Angel Nurse,” is dedicated to her grandmother Emma Jean Tilley.
It has been my life’s work to help and care for people. My dreams are coming true, and I just want to let everyone know, no matter how long you try, it is possible for dreams to come true. Don’t give up! I never did.
Nurses are angels that wear their heart
on their sleeve. Nurses are always there
to care for you while you wake and
Nurses are angels with wings that you
can not see, they are hidden from you
and from me.
Nurses are angels with a pledge to nurse
those who are ill, no matter who they
may be, nurses care for all who are in
need, like you and me.
Nurses are angels as everyone can see
Nurses are angels at Obici…
Dedicated to my grandmother
Emma Jean Tilley
May the angels in heaven guide you on
your path to a new life.