Johnson City, TN
Correspondence to: Jayant B. Mehta, MD, FCCP, East Tennessee State University, Department of Internal Medicine, PO Box 70622, Johnson City, TN 37614-0622
To the Editor:
It rang twice, but my nurse is busy
Waiting for the next dose is not easy.
My smothering is the same, but my pain is worse,
Lord, how about sending me a nurse?
Now I’m gasping for air, and hurting is bad,
Everybody thinks, I have gone mad.
My “Doc” is busy in an HMO meeting
Lord, would you be my doctor today?
IV pumps and heart monitors can’t speak
But one noisy word: Beep, Beep, Beep,
In this jungle, my whisper is hard to hear,
Lord, without a pager, would you hear me please?
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