The caregiver



His boyhood hero was Walt Whitman,
Caregiver on the bloody battlefields of 1860...
Both poet and nurse Whitman gave it all.

The modern caregiver lived until age 90
He had helped everyone he could
Women and children, the poor and hungry.
He nursed the sick until the wee hours.
 
On his last night, he heard the cock crow,
In the way, you do when your life is o'er;
I can do more, "He cried out!"
Your reward awaits Walter, come home!
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Submitted on July 11, 2018

Modified on March 14, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XXX XXXX XXXX
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 432
Words 83
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 3, 4, 4

W. T. JACKSON

PUBLISHED TWO BOOKS, POETIC I & II. NARRATIVE POETRY WHICH TENDS TO BE INSPIRATIONAL. more…

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