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 :)
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.
This poem is truthful and it captures a patient’s inner
feelings, anxiety and pain when they need to hear the news
from a doctor who has no feelings what so ever. Sometimes I
feel they are just cold heart-ed and they deliver the news
as if the patient deserves it. There are very few who have
that patience and compassion and this poem really portrays
pain against a doctor’s non compassionate heart.
Well penned…take care
I like this. It is sad how the bedside manner of most doctor's today have become like a bull in a China shop. Short on compassion, short on time and yet so quick to bill. When I go to the doctors office and watch people as they enter and exit it reminds me of the 29 years I watched automobiles coming off the assembly line. The difference is I knew the autos were completed and the patients are probably just as sick as when they went in.
Thanks so much for your comments Glen, I'm glad you liked it. Here in the UK we're very lucky to get 'free' healthcare, but the younger doctors are horribly overworked and underpaid ... but this particular doctor was a senior with years of experience ... her words and my shock at hearing them will probably never leave me! It's good to get this stuff out via poetry :-)