(PLEA FROM A HEALTH WORKER)
Don’t clap for us
None of us heroes, or don’t you see
A rampant infection, as vile as can be
A clap from your door, won’t be enough
As we fight for survival, it’s brutal and tough
Explain to the patient, gasping for air
They hear your clapping, while alone in despair
To the nurse who’s exhausted, stressed and so scared
As they grieved for a colleague, and yet still they cared.
What good is your clapping, or ringing your bell
When all around us, is Lucifer’s hell?
Close up your doorways, stay safe inside
Choke this oblivion, force it to hide
No time for mixing, do the right thing
Hope for salvation, the vaccine might bring
Until this horizon comes into view
The change that can happen, is all down to you
The time to say thank you, will be at the end
When together we fought this, and broke this trend.
The tunnel light flickers, we can see it in sight
But now it’s not daylight, it’s still a dark night
Help us to help you, with rules to obey
Hope for a future, when this goes away
This is a journey, we all must take
Don’t listen to theories, who say it’s all fake
Look into my tears, the fear I can’t hide
Every day a tsunami, that will not subside
I thank you for reading, please keep safe and well
Please do the right thing, I beg you all to compel.
Written by Mark Dawn 6th January 2021
Childcare needed for healthcare workers as usual one shut down: https://www.inmo.ie/Home/Index/217/13576
What Nurses and GPs face and how they feel: https://www.thejournal.ie/healthcare-workers-experiences-covid-19-5316572-Jan2021/