Need Nurse Poem for Funeral

  1. My aunt passed away tonight. She was a retired nurse, that is to say she no longer received money for her skills. She continued nursing her friends and family. She was 63 yrs. of age. Her death was sudden. Her life was beautiful. My uncle has requested that we find a Nurse's poem to pay tribute to her nursing career. I came across your website tonite. I would appreciate any nursing poetry you can share with our family. Thank you.
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  3. by   live4today
    First, let me say I am so sorry for your recent loss, grogers511. I have found the following two poems in a book of poetry I have that may be useful to you:

    FROM THE FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE PLEDGE

    "I solemnly pledge myself before God, and in the presence of this assembly, to pass my life in purity, and to practice my profession faithfully. I will do all in my power to maintain and elevate the standard of my profession, and will hold in confidence all personal matters committed to my keeping and all family affairs coming to my knowlege in the practice of my calling. With loyalty will I endeavor to aid the physician in his work, and devote myself to the welfare of those committed to my care."

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    TO BE A NURSE

    To be a nurse is to walk with God

    Along the path that The Master Trod;

    To soothe the achings of human pain,

    To faithfully serve for little gain.

    To lovingly do the kindly deed,

    A cup of water to one in need.

    A tender hand on a fevered brow,

    A word of cheer to the living now;

    To teach the soul through it's body's woe,

    Ah! this is the way The Lord would go.

    O white-capped girls in dresses of blue,

    The Great Physician is working through you!

    [Author: A. H. LAWRENCE]

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    "The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose." -- Hada Bejar
    :kiss and (((Warm Hugs))) to you and your family at this time of grief for you all.
  4. by   Paprikat
    Condolences on your loss..
    I have a bookmark that someone gave me...don't know if it will be appropriate, though....
    You're an Angel of a Nurse
    You walk the corridors of life,
    And usualy dress in white,
    Like a angel from above,
    Busy with your plight.
    To cure the ills
    and woes of us,
    Who need comfort, care and healing;
    You're always there to tend to us,
    with lots of love and feeling.
    The bonds you form for a short time,
    Are strong,
    yet you still know,
    Your power and generosity
    Will stay with me when I go.
    ngelic nurse, I thank you
    For your love and kind face,
    For making me a stronger soul,
    While I was in your grace.
  5. by   Paprikat
    Condolences on your loss..
    I have a bookmark that someone gave me...don't know if it will be appropriate, though....
    You're an Angel of a Nurse
    You walk the corridors of life,
    And usualy dress in white,
    Like a angel from above,
    Busy with your plight.
    To cure the ills
    and woes of us,
    Who need comfort, care and healing;
    You're always there to tend to us,
    with lots of love and feeling.
    The bonds you form for a short time,
    Are strong,
    yet you still know,
    Your power and generosity
    Will stay with me when I go.
    Angelic nurse, I thank you
    For your love and kind face,
    For making me a stronger soul,
    While I was in your grace.
  6. by   grogers511
    Thank you for the poems. The family loved the poem "To be a Nurse" and will have it printed in the memorial cards for the funeral. We could only choose one poem for this. I will print up all the poems I find here between now and Sunday afternoon - when we have the visitation at the funeral home - and share them with my aunt's family. We plan to display a photo of her in her uniform and her cap at the funeral. Aunt Donna had MS and was diagnosed with cancer on Monday. She died Thursday nite. Thank you to all you Nurses out there. This is one family who certainly appreciate's all you do!
  7. by   live4today
    Originally posted by grogers511
    Thank you for the poems. The family loved the poem "To be a Nurse" and will have it printed in the memorial cards for the funeral. We could only choose one poem for this. I will print up all the poems I find here between now and Sunday afternoon - when we have the visitation at the funeral home - and share them with my aunt's family. We plan to display a photo of her in her uniform and her cap at the funeral. Aunt Donna had MS and was diagnosed with cancer on Monday. She died Thursday nite. Thank you to all you Nurses out there. This is one family who certainly appreciate's all you do!
    So glad to be of help to you at this time of loss in your life! (((HUGS))) to you and your loved ones. I'll say a prayer for you all this weekend, and be thinking of you tomorrow as you gather together at the funeral home. :kiss
  8. by   Mary Dover
    I am so very sorry for your loss. I came across this poem this morning, but couldn't seem to find this thread again before now. Even if it's too late for you to use it, I want to share it with you anyway.
    A Nurse's Prayer

    Let me dedicate my life today to the care of those who come my way.
    Let me touch each one with healing hand and the gentle art for which I stand.
    And then tonight when day is done, O let me rest in peace if I have helped just one.

    God bless you and your family. And I can imagine that your aunt showed the nursing kindness this prayer describes and that now she is truly resting in peace.
    Mary
  9. by   grogers511
    Thank you Mary. I'll share this with our family. My Aunt Donna touched all of our lives - in good times and in bad. Always there for each of us. She will be missed.
  10. by   nana kathy
    I have no poem, just many thoughts, prayers for you and yours to comfort you in your time of sorrow..... Peace be with you.

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