When will it end cried the nurse that night

As she sat on her cot alone

How many more will be felled in the fight

How many heartaches be sown

Why am I here in this Hell on earth

How do I face one more day

I'm here for a reason God only knows

Are my nerves strong enough for the stay

Seeing these bodies all ragged and torn

Broken and bleeding and blind

Miles from their loved ones

Calling for help

I'll stay for this special kind

Pour me some coffee for I hear a plane

And I know there will be one or two

Who will need me tonight in this tent with no name

Yes, I guess God I'm here for You.

By: Dolores Ryan Rutland
9-9-99 copyright

Dedicated to Battlefield Nurses who are the Angels of mercy in wartime!


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