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Memories in the mirror, narrative poetry
Maggie, a seasoned lady stood gazing into the mirror, remembering her happy day's as an efficient and dedicated pediatric nurse
Reconnecting with the children on her ward, precious time spent listening to their fairy-tale books, each one wanting to read, " Oh please just one more verse "
Then sadly remembering little Billy, he'd contracted that dreadful ' polio disease, long before Jonas Salk discovered the life saving vaccine in nineteen fifty two
The ' iron lung ' that kept his faint heart beating, now his kidney's failing, Doctor advising family to allow disconnection, softly requesting, " Do what you must do. "
Then sweet little Stella, a feeling of pride swelling deep inside
Growing stronger each day after daddies' car and train collision, the day her daddy died
So many memories, the sweet and the sour
The mirror taking her back in time to places she cherished..........
The nursing assistant waiting patiently, kindly reminding Maggie, " Are you ready now? Let's go get that shower.