To Be A Nurse


To be a nurse is 
To walk with God 
Along the path that 
The Master trod; 
To soothe the achings 
Of human pain, 
To faithfully serve 
For little gain. 
To lovingly do
The kindly deed, 
A cup of water 
In time of need. 
A tender hand on 
A fevered brow, 
A word of cheer to 
The living now; 
To teach the soul through 
It's body's woe, 
Ah! this is the way 
The Lord would go. 
O white-capped girls in 
Dresses of blue, 
The great Physician 
Is working through you! 

- A. H. Lawrence