Like a candle they happily melt,
To give us light, with a smile so bright,
They care with all their might,
Sometimes, even ignoring their plight.
Bless these angels, for their kindness,
For they tenderly cares away your sadness,
While we are weak and sick, with an ailing health,
They are the one’s who tends us back from death.
Their unspoken gestures and smiles,
With a gentle heart and a nature so kind,
Putting away their own health and troubles behind,
They serve with whole hearted willingness across the miles.
They are the one’s whom the world calls Nurses,
But with love, we call them sisters, just like our own,
Who knows their troubles and their worldly cares?
They too are someone dear among their loved ones.
This little poem is a tribute to Lini (31), a nurse at Perambra Taluk Hospital in Kozhikode Kerala who died on Monday after possibly getting exposed to the deadly virus while tending to a Nipah virus infected patient, died without even getting a chance to bid adieu to her loved ones, including her two kids and husband. Her two children, Sidharth (5) and Rithul (2), couldn’t give their mother one last kiss. Really, one”s heart goes out to this courageous lady and her grieving family. Rendering a selfless service, knowing the risks involved. Salute!
We bid goodbye to you Lini, with a heavy heart, we remember your sacrifice, in a small way this is a tribute to the life you led and showed us.