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“How do you do it?” People often ask. I smile and shake my head, Heels clicking as I walk away. Until one has walked these halls, It is pointless to explain.
“How can you stand it?” People often ask. I think of all the dream chasers. The thrill-seeker, who so dearly loved life And lived it to the fullest. I think of the sweetest patient ever: She told me she loved me every night. Her only wish was to see her granddaughter grow up, Not for a cure or even riches. My thoughts drift to the young boy: He dreams of being Superman, And his mother longs to see him soar.
“Why do you do it?” People often ask. I have stared into the pits of hell, And seen indescribable misery. I have gazed into the sky, And seen the glittering stars of heaven. Their dreams are my dreams, And that is my reply.
AIMEE LEE, BSN, RN, OCN
AIMEE LEE, BSN, RN, OCN, is a Staff Nurse in the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.