Nurses Day: Lecturer shares poem inspired by Salford students
Lecturer in Children and Young People’s Nursing, Amanda Kelly, has penned a poem inspired by Salford student nurses who have been contributing to the workforce during the pandemic.
After dabbling on and off with poetry, Amanda decided to try a writing class in January.
She wanted to write something to recognise the efforts of the nursing student here at Salford.
Amanda said: “Many students have been fearless in their attitude towards stepping forward and volunteering over the past year and at times this has impacted on their studies.
“Often their efforts have gone unnoticed or not received the credit it deserves and so it is a personal thank you from me and my colleagues who have the pleasure of teaching and supporting the next generation of Nurses.”
Read the poem below.
Remember we said life will get in the way?
You thought to yourself, not me, no way!
Who knew the journey that lay ahead
When nursing theories filled your head
We watched the story unfold
What emerged, a story yet to be told
Choices made, led to places uncharted
This was a journey that had to be started
Shielding, isolation, hands, face and space
Embarking on journeys with compassion and grace
Experiences made you weep and lament
But ne'er a day you cared will have been ill spent
Efforts continue to return to the familiar
May those in your care see you as their pillar
Seeing you essential to the effort was prudent
Stand up, step forward, take your place Nursing student
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