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Poetry Reading Videos

Poetry Readings by Phoebe Chi, MD



Words on love and grace.

The Waning (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)

Words inspired by the courage of patients I knew.

A Search Within

A physician’s reflection on her role as caregiver.

A Letter to Grandma

A poem from a granddaughter.

A Caregiver’s Heart

A physician’s thoughts on caring for patients.

A Physician’s Plea

One caregiver’s plea to the medical community.



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Phoebe Chi, MD
Phoebe Chi, MD

A physician-educator and managing editor of PhoebeMD: Health + Inspiration, Dr. Chi aims to inspire, inform, and empower 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. Phew! I’m still feeling your emotion
    Your pleas reaching out to others
    The integrity in your voice appealing
    Full of empathy for all suffering
    Puppy Doc your a L A D Y
    i know you’ll not give up on others
    And to maintain your goal in life
    Don’t ever give up on yourself

    I know you being very clever
    Will have quite easily deduced
    That I have got some batteries
    My hearing aid now in use
    Your dulcet tones your poem
    Have indeed invoked this reply
    Not my hearing now at fault
    It is my eyes you caused to cry
    I’ll not wipe my tears I’ll catch them
    Keep them as a memory of a Doctor
    Who pleads for health and happiness
    And made my eyes shed tears
    Of sadness and overflowing joy.

    Thank you Puppy Doc,


  2. How wonderful it is to see you! You are beautiful, inside and out. And you are a natural poet. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Powerful to read – even more powerful to see and hear. My favorite of the videos is the last, reminding us all that those who care are people who desperately need to be cared ABOUT to assist them as they struggle to push through exhaustion on the edges of burnout to continue to care for and about their patients – about US.
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMore dot com)
    – ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder –
    “It takes a village to transform a world!”

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