Itís All About Others
By Lance Landall
SPIRITUAL AND INSPIRATIONAL
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Iím grateful there are doctors, surgeons, optometrists too,
Dentists, psychologists, those who medical research do.
And Iím grateful thereíre nurses, paramedics, specialists,
Chiropractors, podiatrists, and physiotherapists.
The ones that touch my heart though, out of all those
Are those who show compassion, mixed with tender loving care.
Theyíre the ones who put folk first, knowing money should come last,
Those who make sacrifices, and little of others ask.
Yes, itís all about others; and so many are in need,
Itís all about callings, not careers, bank accounts or greed.
Itís all about easing: someoneís plight, heartache, pain and aches,
And where such care is shown, what a difference it makes.
Yes, itís all about others; many vulnerable and afraid,
Who are looking to others, who are qualified to aid.
Yes, itís all about others; many dependent on those
Whoíve the skills and equipment, and ability to diagnose.
Losing ourselves in others, is what will truly satisfy,
We receive the greatest joy, whenever Ďselfí, we crucify.
Sacrifice and selflessness, character will beautify,
And when practiced in oneís life, will enrich and dignify.
Those whoíve chosen a calling, because they desire to serve,
We should salute and applaud, for such, our praises deserve.
Theyíre heroes and heroines, whose compassion, love and care,
Makes us feel that weíre valued, makes life easier to bare.
Yes, Iím grateful there are those, who with thought for
Have sought out a profession, that deals with body or mind.
That itís all about others, is something that theyíve realized,
And why here in poetry, my gratitude, Iíve exercised.
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