THERE ARE UNSUNG HEROES AMONG US

I have met these heroes in hospitals, in offices – in my own apartment.
And they were good to me, perhaps better than I deserved.

zappadat- THE MOVEABLE FEAST

THERE ARE UNSUNG HEROES AMONG US, PEOPLE

WE DO NOT KNOW WHO SAVE OUR LIVES.

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There are unsung heros among us,

people we hardly know who save our lives –

nurses in the hospital, some working at night,

pumping out the lungs of critical patients,

who do not remember these saviour

nurses in the morning.

*

I watched them working for two

hours, working on this man who was on the

very edge of death. And saving him.

You see, I was the patient in the other bed.

And I was watching closely

*

There are social workers who perform

selfless tasks, to those clients who are too

stupid, perhaps, to know they are in

need. These ladies, women and girls

(for each woman is all three)

give without ever being asked to give.

They do what their clients, for

whatever reason, are no longer capable

of doing.

*

They…

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