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The Nurses' Hands

Updated on November 2, 2011
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The Nurses' hands,

Are different from the rest.

A gentle touch,

Soft as a feather nest.

How else could they be,

The first to touch a newborn head?

Strong enough,

To hold open a beating chest.

Loving enough to touch the untouchable,

To touch the unloveable,

The hateful, the poor, the wealthy

Hands that can't discriminate.

Hands that do not judge.

Hands that help to heal the unhealthy.

Hands that hold

The hands of strangers

In times of discomfort, pain, sorrow.

Or the last breath of eternal rest.


Copyright © 2010 Tammy Lochmann

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      Annie 5 years ago from NewYork

      great poem and a tribute to all Nurses

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      Tammy Lochmann 5 years ago

      Hi Darknlovely3436...Thank you for reading and taking the time to make a comment. Your approval is very welcomed.

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      kellymom1970 5 years ago

      Tammy, very goood poem. Thanks

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      kellymom1970 5 years ago

      Tammy, One of the girls who comes to me for a haircut is a nurse,what a great women she is. She love her hair buzzed very short it's a spikey flattop look she said it's great for the long shifts. How short is you hair for work. very nice hub!

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      Tammy Lochmann 5 years ago

      Hi kellymom1970! Nice to meet you. Thank you for reading and taking the time to make a comment. I have always kept my hair very short and I see you are a barber, that is very interesting. Thanks again for your very kind assessment of my poem.

      Tammy

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      kellymom1970 5 years ago

      Tammy, Have you ever tought about getting a flattop hair they are starting to become tredy. I cut about 10 women with now. You should try one looks like you would realy rock it!! You can use my profile picture.

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      Tammy Lochmann 5 years ago

      kellymom1970...Thanks I would have to think about that though. :)

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      kellymom1970 5 years ago

      Tammy, I just posted my first hub come check it out! Thanks

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      kellymom1970 5 years ago

      Tammy, I just read your punck hub! so cool. I with you I love your style. Thanks

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      susan54 5 years ago

      Tammy Lochmann, I realy like your hubs! I just started reading them.

      I wrote my first one,tell me what you think. Thank you

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      Kenneth Avery 5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Tammy, Wow. What a great hub. And every word, true. Voted up and away. My wife was a former nurse's aide in the 80's and learned so much about what nurses really do that they never get credit for. Thanks for your writing talent. I am glad to follow you and you following me, Tammy. Merry Christmas, my friend.

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      Tammy Lochmann 5 years ago

      Hi Kenneth! Thank you so much for visiting my hub and for such a lovely comment. Merry Christmas to you also!

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      Kenneth Avery 5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      12/6, raining where I live....

      Dear Tammy, You are most-welcome. I really got into this hub for YOU, my friend, are so gifted that I am now ashamed of the meager efforts I've put on Hubs. I admire you for being so sensitive and caring. Merriest of Christmases to you and yours. Be safe, sane, and in control. Kenneth

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      JR Krishna 5 years ago from India

      beautiful. Unfortunately in India, a nurse's role is underestimated. They are not recognised for their great part in treatment and healing. I really appreciate your poem.

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      Tammy Lochmann 5 years ago

      Hi there thumbi7 thank you for your kind remarks. Nurses roles are also underestimated here. I put it out there because as nurses we need to stick up for each other which rarely happens. Nurses are rarely recognized for their talent and gifts here either. Thanks again for reading and taking the time to write a comment.

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