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Dedicated to all whose compassion serves as a light in this world…

like a vessel of alabaster
rent for its salve
she is an ointment
poured forth
upon bleeding souls
and wounded flesh
a river of compassion
forged with an oath
fueled by a vision
those hands of clay
guided by light
skillfully molded
with a wisdom
paid with a price.

is this touch that
saves and soothes
comforts and mends
strength sustained
by the pulse of
a heart constrained
by its own calling
the candle within
softened by flame
its waxen tributary
a remembrance to
the joys and sorrows
gains and losses
moments treasured
in the care for mankind.

Phoebe Chi, MD
Phoebe Chi, MD

As a physician educator and the managing editor of Health + Inspiration, Dr. Chi aims to inform, empower, and inspire the reader community. She is the author of Being Empowered for a Healthy Heart: A personal guide to taking control of your health while living with chronic conditions, a poetry-infused health guide, and founder of Pendants for a Cause, a nonprofit organization with the purpose of raising funds to fight illness, provide care, and bring awareness to medically vulnerable populations around the world.

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  1. Poignant poetry…….where would we be without those who have chosen to take the difficult path of healing, soothing, rescuing, treating and saving those in distress. I have huge respect for those who provide the care the rest of us depend on – that means you Phoebe and all the other wonderful caregivers who spend their lives GIVING.

    Hugs, Pam

    • Thanks, Pam. I have great respect for everyone who holds a caring spirit (regardless of profession)…and I see it a lot even within the blogging community (that means you!). It makes me feel better about the world in general. Hugs!! 😊 😊

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