Health care Gets Hip Journey
Health care Gets Hip Journey.
Worked on proposal for #AIHM18 feb 116.
This poem came to mind.
Date: 2/16/2018 10:23:42 AM ( 6 mon ) ... viewed 450 times
From 2002: Through my Getting Hip, HealthCare will Get Hip to Being all it can be,
"My Dear Leslie, Thinking of you
I dreamed my hip was gone
and I could not fly down the basketball court
I could not get out of bed
to stand with my guitar and sing songs of peace
but just lie in recovery
stuck with needles dripping things into me
drugged in my dream
you stole my hip as I tried to dribble by singing
"What is your wish, what is your dream"?
And you drove the full length of the court
running like Kobe in great gallop
your new hip working fluidly
you were the one flying
and sweetly swishing your poems
into the heart of humanity
you won the crowd over
and I rejoiced with them your new found serge
of poetry in motion
and then I woke up to realize it was not my hip you stole
but in my profound love and prayers for you to be whole
all the while it was my heart
and you returned it to me inspired
by the deep reach of your gardener's spade."
--Stephen Longfellow Fiske, author and minstrel
Photo Dr. William Bugbee, a master surgeon who helped me walk again in 2002. Three surgeons walked out of the operation it was so involved. Dr. Bugbee has a wonderful bedside manner. He liked my love poems. I was reading love poems to the nurses on the way into the surgery room.
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