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The Graduate Nurse

By: Ardis E. Parshall - February 19, 2013

The Graduate Nurse

By Olive C. Wehr

I saw you graduate last night –
A girl grown woman-wise,
Arrayed in emblematic white,
With stars deep in your eyes!

I saw you moving down the years,
Serene and unafraid,
While easing pain, dispelling fears,
And working undismayed,

Though holding in your cool, strong hands
A trembling life; nor yet
Complaining of the day’s demands
While evening stars had set.

In touch with all life’s mystery,
Whether of death or birth,
And failing not in sympathy –
An angel come to earth!

I saw you graduate last night;
I paused to smile and nod,
And say how well you looked in white –
And now you work with God!

(1948)



1 Comment »

  1. Touching. Thanks for posting.

    Comment by The Other Clark — February 19, 2013 @ 1:33 pm

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