Medics Creed

by Sherry Lynn   Aug 27, 2007

Dear Lord, I pray to thee
Grant wisdom to those
out on our streets
allow them knowledge
to save many lives
show them hope
not one soul shall die

when sirens wail
while we sleep
let them know
in our hearts they keep

sacrificing safety
family and friends
forsaking themselves
never making amends

the job of a medic
is by far the hardest
Often wondering why
a patient has died

no prejudice or hate
no matter the age or being
Always striving their best
even when they fail to rest

Oh, father, to thee I plee
hold our medics close
keep their senses keen
for each child saved
and a grandparent lost
we remain thankful
for the medic's creed

--Sherry Lynn Hull Richardson


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  • 10 years ago

    by Alexa Eudis

    Wow i love it! i never really thought about how much they do and how lucky we are to have them. ill deffinately keep them in my prayers

  • 10 years ago

    by JEFF

    I enjoyed this poem. My girlfriend is in Med. School right now, and looking to possibly going to end up in (dotors without borders).
    So everyday I pray that when she does go, she is kep safe.

  • 10 years ago

    by ben thompson

    I have been a paramedic for 8 years, and you've hit this right on the head. I must say it is definetly one of the hardest, low paying, thankless jobs around. i thank you for this dedication. being appreciated helps make it all worth while, as well as helping those in need. a for sure 5/5 in my book. all the best ben thompson

  • 10 years ago

    by FTS Miles

    I enjoyed the sentiment and grace of the poem. Medics definitely deserve more honour, and this is an effective and emotive work of praise.

    As far as the flow of the poem is concerned, the formal usage of 'thee' and the occasional rhymes set up an expectation of a more regular rhyme scheme. Consequently I would suggest either eliminating the spot rhymes, or working the piece to include a more regular rhyme scheme.

    However, this is a warmly emotive poem that sits quite nicely in the heart and mind as it is.

  • 10 years ago

    by Michael D Nalley

    This is such a moving poem that should touch the heart, soul, and mind of the heroes that many times are just taken for granted. I am simply speechless at the inspiration of this well written poem with a most worthy theme.