Compassion

by Kitty Cat Lady   Aug 23, 2017


Doctor when you speak to me
Please remember I'm a person too
I know you need to tell me this
But your harsh words broke me in two

I know you do this every day
But this isn't common to me
Maybe one day it'll happen to you
Is that what it'll take for you to see?

That just a little compassion
Would go an awfully long way
When you must impart to me this news
Choose carefully the things you say

I get that your job is crazy hard
You're sleeping on your feet
But the words you choose today you see
Will stay till my heart's last beat

So please be gentle with my memories
You hold them on your tongue
I'll remember your face and the words you say
For all my days to come.

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  • 1 day ago

    by Megan Chapman

    So kindly and beautifully expressed Kitty Cat Lady.
    :) Megan

  • 2 months ago

    by Emily Wacker

    Beautifully written and very tasteful rhyming! Great Job!
    -Emily

    • 2 months ago

      by Kitty Cat Lady

      Thanks so much Emily, I really appreciate that :-) x
      =^.^=

  • 6 months ago

    by Ben

    I think as writers we are very aware of how powerful words (spoken or written) are, this is a very relatable write and something that makes me think about how we use language in our everyday lives....love this write added to favs :)

    Ben x

    • 6 months ago

      by Kitty Cat Lady

      That's a huge complement! Thanks Ben :-) x
      =^.^=

  • 6 months ago

    by William Mae

    What a great write, and so true. It’s so easy to forget what words can do to the person they are relayed to. I love the way you penned this.

    • 6 months ago

      by Kitty Cat Lady

      I really appreciate your comments William, thank you :-) x
      =^.^=

  • 7 months ago

    by Alice

    This poem is very true. Doctors sometimes just see an illness and not a human being, its crazy! I've had medical professionals confuse me with other patients and say completely tactless things, yet I've also had doctors cry in front of me , give heartfelt compliments and hilarious jokes. I guess they are human too, they would have to have awfully big hearts in order to treat each patient so warmly.

    • 7 months ago

      by Kitty Cat Lady

      Sounds like you've been through a lot Alice! I think such things should be part of their training. Maybe one day eh! :-) x
      =^.^=

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