the hardest job in the world

i hold your hand to chase away your fears
i listen when you reminisce
i prevent your fall when you stumble
i treat your illnesses
i dress your wounds
i forgive your bad days
i accept you as you are
i take a small piece of you home with me every night
when you look into my eyes and say thank you
you bring purpose to my life
i know who i am because of you
i know why i am because of you
i am a nurse
i am