Poetry

Parthenope’s Sister – (Florence)

By 9th March 2016December 9th, 2019No Comments

No Nightingale e’er trill’d sweet song as she
When educated Sister caught one’s ear
In answer to God’s call, her plea twud be
“Give hope to strick’n soldiers in Crimea”
Thru Nursing didst propose to ease their pain
Midst training hand pick’d staff to fight disease
“Poor sanitation” was where she laid blame
Infection rates claim’d more than amputees
By observation and statistics kept
This “Lady with the Lamp” then brought to light
The cause of why so many widows wept
From injuries sustain’d, but more thru blight
Vocation was the call which gave her edge
As prov’d by all who now doth take “The Pledge”
Richard

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