Hope Is A Dangerous Thing

This virus keeps crushing it to pieces

Dr. Hesham A. Hassaballa
Mar 1 · 2 min read
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Hope is a dangerous thing
This virus keeps crushing it
Hope is a dangerous thing
Into the sewer it flushes it

Each time they come to us
Seeking care and relief
We work our hardest to heal them
In us they put trust and belief

We try and try and try
Lose sleep and have so much worry
And they seem to get better a little
And hope for cure seeps inside me

But then they die
Again, and again, and again
They die despite all we do
And I swear to never hope again

For when our hope gets crushed
It burns and sears the soul
I can’t keep taking the pain
And so I bury my hope in whole

But, here’s the rub:
Hope is a thing most tenacious
Despite all my effort to choke it
It keeps coming back to grace us

Why won’t my hope just die?
Why does it keep coming back?
It would be easier to simply deny
And evade a soul that’s cracked

But hope just won’t die that easy
As our patients do all too frequently
For Hope is the Light of God in me
And that Light is too strong to flee

Dr. Hesham A. Hassaballa

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NY Times featured Pulmonary and Critical Care Specialist | Physician Leader | Author and Blogger | His latest book is “Code Blue,” a medical thriller.

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Dr. Hesham A. Hassaballa

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NY Times featured Pulmonary and Critical Care Specialist | Physician Leader | Author and Blogger | His latest book is “Code Blue,” a medical thriller.

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