by Shannon Carpani
In memory of my brother, Nolan Roberts, 12-22-83 to 05-30-19 who lost his nine-year battle with Hodgkin's lymphoma.
When I think of my brother,
I think leader and guide.
One welcoming of whomever
to walk alongside.
Why We Need Rest
By Shannon Carpani RN.
The day after a stretch of shifts,
I step out of my bed…
There isn’t much that doesn’t hurt;
My feet, my back, my head….
By Shannon Carpani RN
I walked into work
To find a nurse crying in the hall.
She was stretched too thin
And her patient had a fall.
Working the Holiday
By Shannon Carpani, BSN RN
There was a time
When working a holiday
Was something to dread
And hardly worth the extra pay.
The Awkward Friendship Zone
By Shannon Carpani BSN, RN
There you are
The person whom
I care so deeply for.
I wish that I could
Gather the courage
To walk up to your door.
My Hard to Tell Story
I’ve tried to tell a story
I have tried to pen a thought
About things that are hard to say,
But in my head are caught.
The reason that I went to nursing school,
The year that I got in,
Wasn’t because it was long planned out;
I had decided to never apply again.
I understand that it’s busy
I understand that things become missed
But have we come to a place
Where things never make the list?
The Fears Deep Within
By Shannon Carpani
I look and Ponder deep within me.
Who am I, what motivates me?
Am I as secure and as strong as I think,
Or am I feeble as a ship beginning to sink?
I set out on a journey that was my life’s dream.
I didn’t know how to handle it and thought I would scream.
I found good friends that helped me find my footings,
Yet was forced to leave them behind in Brookings.
I was thrown into a mess of drama and strife
Trying to overcome my fears and remain a good wife.