Category Archives: medical

Be Still


“Be still!” No entertainment.


“Sit there and think about it!”



Worldwide virus halts the train

Stuck inside

Forced to face our inner fears

Panic spreads


Look around at status quo


New days dawn, the birds still sing

Flowers bloom


Time to chill, step off the wheel

Wait the storm

Meditate, appreciate

Inner peace

Human Condition

Struggle through the birth canal

The baby fights for life

Tiny lungs that gasp for air

A slap across the butt


Pattern set for human life

It’s cruel and cold sometimes

Fraught with tests and challenges

To teach life’s lessons best


Question not when things are good

Enjoy the respite time

Love will keep your spirit whole

Resilient, strong, inspired


Time to leave will come with death

For most another fight

Struggle through the veil to light

Cross over, job well done!

Spirit Shouts

My spirit shouts

To give up doubts

And live life’s Love

As shared above


Relinquish pride

Forgive inside

Let drama go

Seek peace to know


My spirit shouts

Remove the pouts

Adorn my face

With smiles of grace


Give love to all

Is Heaven’s call

Love’s energy



And so my friend

It all depends

What choice you make

Which path to take


My spirit shouts

To give up doubts

I choose the Love

From up above

Not My Time

Hollowed eyes, hairless heads

Fight the demon, Cancer

Shocked lives turned upside down

Reach out to find a cure


Why you ask, endure it,

Treatment that can kill?

Because it’s not my time

To leave the ones I love


Time, a gift, is precious

Time to spend with you

Time to finish lessons

Time to save my soul


Earthly angels help us

Guides in whites and scrubs

Heal mind, soul and body

From early morn to dark


The hollowed eye brigade

With lion hearts persist

To wage a war for health

Because it’s not our time.


Thanks for the Unsung Heroes

There are so many unsung heroes I could never list them all.  Today, I want to focus on those that care for the ill and aged.

 Our bodies are miraculous creations.  Think of the complex systems that work in concert:  musculoskeletal system, cardiovascular system, digestive system, endocrine system, integumentary system, urinary system, lymphatic system, immune system, respiratory system, nervous system and reproductive system.  But when the delicate balance is destroyed, illness and injury prevail. 

Every day across this planet there are those who have elected to care for others.  As long as we are strong and cocky, we never give them a thought.  But, each one of us will become dependent on the kindness and knowledge of the medical community, those individuals who go to work each day to face heart wrenching stories with a smile.  Some battles they can win, some will be lost and others will gradually unfold.  Patient need is 24 hours, 7 days a week.  Illness and injury do not take weekends, vacations and holidays off.  

Healthcare is a business for the bean counters, which is a necessary evil, so that quality care is available.  But, the warriors are those who study and practice countless years.  They continue to learn, research and grow in their crafts as they treat their patients with compassion.  Their patients are given comfort and hope. 

My plea is that you take a minute to remember someone who has helped you in your darkest hour.   Give thanks and extend a hand to another as our unsung heroes do every day.