Journal of Gerontological Nursing

Your Dying

M Frances Smalkowski, CSFN, RN, CS, MS

Abstract

I see your quiet face Gifting a gentle smile As a surprise To your guest, And I wonder About the secret Your eyes hold.

I see your raised hand waving a simple blessing As a gesture Of your love, And I wonder About the secret Your heart holds.

Because of you I believe more deeply And hope more fully. Thank you for allowing me To be your nurse.…

I see your quiet face Gifting a gentle smile As a surprise To your guest, And I wonder About the secret Your eyes hold.

I see your raised hand waving a simple blessing As a gesture Of your love, And I wonder About the secret Your heart holds.

Because of you I believe more deeply And hope more fully. Thank you for allowing me To be your nurse.

10.3928/0098-9134-19810401-18

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