Saturday, October 30, 2010

Annie from 5C*

It was many and many a year ago
In a unit called 5C
That a nurse there worked whom you may now
As Annie who hates ED
And this nurse she worked with no other thoughtThan to refuse patients from me

I was a nurse and she was a nurse,
In emerg and floor 5C
But we fought with a fight that lasted all night
I and Annie of floor 5C
With adversity that the other staff,
Avoided her and me

And this is the reason that long ago
Back down in emergency,
I yelled, “for crying out loud”,
Get this patient up to floor 5C
So that I can get Spencer in,
To clear the waiting room, indefinitely

Management, not half so happy at their desk
Were badgering annoyingly,
Yes! That was the reason (as RNs know, in emerg and floor 5C),
That I went transferring to 5C tonight,
Upsetting and angering my foe Annie.

But when the shift ends and when we all leave,
With some who are older than we –
Mostly as tired as me,
Head on home wishing to drink lots of whiskey
While Annie and I bitched side by side
About emerg and floor 5C


Have a frightfully fantastic Halloween whether you're at work or not!
*Both Annie and Floor 5C are FICTIONAL

6 comments:

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Good job!

JannieCPH said...

Really good :-). You have quite a talent with putting a nursing twist on poetry.

planofcare said...

I wish I'd seen this before now! It's pretty amazing indeed.

planofcare said...

I wish I'd seen this before now! It's pretty amazing indeed.

Anonymous said...

I like this rhythym--from "The Cremation of Sam McGee" yes? If not, you'll enjoy it!

Derick said...

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