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Physician, Heal Thyself/Aftermath

Vydia Permashwar

Innocent child suddenly gone.

Pain, guilt, fear, too much, too real

Reliable, tough, strong she is.

But not of stone made, she feels.

Compassion, care for others always first

 But now physician, 

        Who cares for you?


Quiet moments, barriers down, emotions pour.

Kindness, unexpected, reflections soar

Too busy to mourn, too broken to heal.

Weakness perceived.

Armor dented.

           And now physician, 

                   Do you know HOW to care for you?

Vydia Permashwar

MD FAAP, Associate Professor of Pediatrics VTCSOM