by Academy of Clinical Excellence on February 7, 2013

a poem by Dr. Randy Barker

When you were my patient
Or my patient's family,
We noticed each other.
This I hold to be true.
"They're a can-do couple full of heart
and that's how they'll put off leaving home."
"He has those four grandchildren!"
"She's going to check my necktie today
just like she checks out her Blue every day."
"His wife got hurt so bad
Thank goodness he says she's OK now."

We held those stories to be true,
But look what we discovered
When we decided one more time
To offer each other
The gift of receiving.
To offer each other
The gift of receiving.
I thank you!

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