Time to change. As a professional nurse, it’s hard to watch the world turn its back on each other. Even now as I speak, millions of innocent children are losing their lives both teens and adolescents are left to fend for themselves, and the younger generation are struggling to pick up the pieces that’s been left. There’s nothing more heartbreaking than to witness the loss of hope. You can literally see the light vanish from their eyes. There’s just no prosthetic or medication for hopelessness.
Doctors can grow desensitized to seeing the sight of blood. That’s how they get the fearlessness that they need for conducting operations and surgeries. As a nurse, there’s no such thing. Every patient, every victim, every death, and every life has a personal impact on us. It changes us and molds us. Some times paralyzes us. As much as I want to change the world and save every child on the verge of death, there’s bound to be mistakes made, and it’s always a race against time.
Sorry time for Change
To the patients that I lost from being a minute too late. For not being able to offer more for the homeless children and the despairing mothers. The the death of Michael Brown jr, who was shot by Darren Wilson white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Quote from late poet Bjornstjerne Bjornson sums up injustice a fight that’s buried deep in the american culture. “I am very sorry that, when I was in America, I did not have the opportunity to grasp the hand of a man who, with the sword, fought to free from bodily slavery three millions of people, and who has shown the way to intellectual freedom to many millions more. I envy the land that brings forth such glorious fruit as Ingersoll.” Bjornson talking about Robert G Ingersoll who also believe we all should be treated equal here in america.
Sorry time for change
It was unfair and unjust, there’s no doubt about Michael Brown Jr dead. Young black men such as Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, and Trayvon Martin gun down,and those arrested, daily, “no Justice, no peace” . According to Michael Brown jr mother Lesley McSpadden as she spoke about Darren Wilson, “I don’t think he wanted to kill my son, but he wanted to kill someone,” This is a struggle blacks has been facing for years but it is not a battled that can be won by destroying the town. It is time American, take the first step so that the world can start healing. To Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr, families in Ferguson, Missouri, Langston Hughes once said “Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird,That cannot fly.” Hold on to your believes and hope things will turn around for the better.
May not be enough but war is not the answer. We need change now. The world sees Ferguson, Missouri and its resident in the midst of full-blown war zone with vicious rioters and police on constant patrol. yet know one every see peaceful marches. It’s almost as if it’s a battle against ourselves is base on media coverage. I’m sorry for all the darkness that has engulfed not just America, but the world in its entirety.
Sorry time for change
But we have to move on and forward. There is no nobility in violence. There is no winning in war, there’s only who’s the biggest loser. The fight against racism and for complete equality will always be an uphill battle. but we’ll always be on the losing end if we approach it the wrong way.
The time for change must-come. America needs to get together in unity during this period of darkness. I’m sorry, but one nurse alone will never be enough to make a difference. I need help, from each one of you. Together, we can make a difference. Compassion is the way to happiness. For yourself as well as those around you. After all, the only way we can rid the world of hate is to rid hatred from ourselves first.
Great article. It got me in a deep thought.
Maxine, glad article moved you to think deeply. Hopefully we can attempt to make a change in this world or come together united.
Love this article understand what you are saying, I am dealing with a 15 year old living with me, he is doing good in school, who miss his mom, hope and pray he and his mom will be reunited.
Lamuriel, Good that his grades is not affect by mother not being present in is life. Keep being there for him and have hope he will be able to reunite with mother once again.
Such a heartfelt post! I can’t imagine what it would be like to be a nurse. It takes a very special kind of person to volunteer to do such a heart wrenching job! I’m thankful for people like you who are compassionate and caring, especially as a nurse! I agree, there is no nobility in violence!
Heather, thank you for your sincere comment, glad I was able to reach someone.