THERE ARE UNSUNG HEROES AMONG US

 

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.

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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

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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.

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They do these thankless and sometimes

quite dirty tasks.

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I am astounded by their generosity.

I am made humble by their gifts. I don’t

know how to thank these gals. And there

are some men, too, who work in the

same spirit.

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I want to say a public thank you to these ladies

touched with grace, these unsung heroes who

attended me and so many others anonymously.

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I have nothing appropriate to give in return,

no diamonds, no cars, no rubies… I have nothing at all

to give:

except these words..

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Thank you, with all my heart.

From me and all the rest of us.

 

W.G. MILNE