A Lot Less Hand Holding Than I Thought

  1. This job is a lot less hand-holding than I thought.

    A lot less pillow-fluffing than I thought.

    More griping,

    More fatigue,

    More frustration than I thought.

    I want to be a great nurse to you and seven other patients too.

    But I feel like I don't have enough time for all of you.

    If I don't bring your pain medications exactly when their due,

    Or your water, or your juice,

    It's not that I'm ignoring you,

    It's just that other people need me too.

    I try to balance all of you and balance me too.

    I am still learning.

    I am still....

    It's just that this job is a lot less hand-holding than I thought.

    A lot less pillow-fluffing than I thought.

    More griping,

    More fatigue,

    More frustration than I thought.

    A little poetry/prose written by myself in hopes of expressing some feelings I have currently as I explore my new role as a bed-side nurse. Thanks.
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  3. by   toomuchbaloney
    It's nice.

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