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DATE OF ENTRY:
2020-04-18 19:42:47

REFLECTION:
Following is a poem I wrote to honor all of the healthcare workers and first responders dedicated to caring for patients afflicted with COVID-19, world-wide.


Affirmations

You are the dedicated and the dear;
Who bravely face the abyss
With courage that speaks
Your truths
To the unfaltering oaths
Upon which you swore;
A grace of caring
Which comes from your
Outstretched hands
and noble souls and more…
Your calling:
A strength,
To strike and penetrate
As coulters(1)
to shear each morsel
Of disease and despair
Into infinite shards;
To awaken the safely guarded
Hopes of humankind’s promise
As life’s order is at last restored,
Returning to us the dreams
To freely breathe the air,
To walk hand in hand
Upon the byways and the beaches,
And travel distant shores,
And speak of todays and tomorrows
Once again with smiles
And even drops of tears;
Gleams of gratitude and affirmations,
For you, the dedicated and the dear.

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(1) Coulters: Latin for Knife.

Copyright 2020 Michael R. Berman, MD

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ID: 2

DATE OF ENTRY:
2020-04-18 19:53:06

REFLECTION:
Distant Sunsets

We look to distant sunsets,
Where muted dreams are dreamed
And searing pain's extinguished
To learn that in the silence
We can still hear music play,
Velvet notes which cushion
Every thought of darkest sorrow,
And believe despite our pining
There will live in distant sunsets
Our muted dreams of tomorrow.

Copyright 2020 Michael R. Berman, MD

DISCUSSION
Thank you for this beautiful poem.








ID: 4

DATE OF ENTRY:
2020-05-19 13:09:50

REFLECTION:
When winter's gloom succumbs,
and grief melts in the sun,
warm currents on my breast will stream,
and turn frosted tears to sunbeams...

Copyright 2020. Michael R Berman MD


DISCUSSION
Beautiful. Thank you.



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