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Hear My Song Reaper

I could see the scythe swinging from one eye to another
Life had left me months ago,当我第一次听到这个消息时

Stage 4 the doctor said
我父母紧紧抓住我;openly and silently wept
Yet,all I wanted was to be left alone,in my bed

A long,深睡会安慰我,I thought
Away from the painful reality of terminal cancer,I could draw blissful solace
I could dream of a life fulfilled,unbroken and undeterred
我可以唱我生命中最美的歌,as it echoes throughout the halls of my palace
There is no malignancy,no suffering and no end
Yet the Reaper still hummed his song

我从睡梦中醒来,only to see the Reaper lurking over the side-rails
Painful agony crept into my heart as I contemplated the end of my short life
I felt darkness envelop me whole,因为我只看到痛苦和冲突。
And the Reaper still hummed his song

But,I knew I could not leave my family;not like this,not this way
The unforgiving metastasis indeed hurt me,but neither did it spare them
They were my anchor,一块坚硬的岩石顶着猛烈的暴风雨
我乐意把我所剩下的一切都给他们:灵魂,life and limb

I clasped my mother's hand and gently kissed it
In their eyes I saw a breadth of hope,gasping for air
Together we promised to let our love carry us forward,watching it bloom and shine
The Reaper no longer hummed his song

As I wait for the scythe to fall,我低声说:
Hear my song Reaperand keep sleep at bay

As physicians in training,we have a responsibility to learn to not only treat the disease but also heal the patient.Oftentimes,we neglect the impact serious ailments,such as the terminal stage of a disease,has on the psyche of the patient.更是如此,we forget that the patient alone is not suffering,but his or her family is undergoing excruciating pain,as well.

The intention behind this poem is to capture the emotional storm one faces when confronted with news of an impending end.在这种情况下,the patient is haunted by the personification of death,the Grim Reaper.收割者在病人经过否认阶段时追逐他们,depression and acceptance when faced with their own mortality.

法汉沙阿 Farhan Shah2 Posts

Contributing Writer

St.Matthew's University School of Medicine

Farhan Shah is a Class of 2018 medical student at St.Matthew's University,School of Medicine.He graduated from the University of Maryland,大学公园,拥有普通生物学理学学士学位和西班牙语辅修专业,Business and Cultures in May,2014.果不其然,most of Farhan's time is spent in pursuit of his MD.He is also a newlywed husband.In whatever spare time he has,he spends it hiking at Harpers Ferry with his wife,diving into new books (preferably classics),尽情享受Netflix。