Trauma Surgery R.I.P.
(1980- June 30, 2014)

This Is Our Life


To all of our patients, their families

Their bravery, we applaud you

To our poor bodies that we seldom let sleep,

And need to

For all of those who tried to die, and

We wouldn’t let you

To all of our families who’s many moments

we missed, and didn’t want to

For all of the nurses and team members

We couldn’t do it without you

We’ve given all of ourselves, on cue

This is our life

Trauma Surgeons. True


- a poem by a grateful trauma patient to her surgeons