It Has To Burst Forth Eventually

Dr. Hesham A. Hassaballa
Feb 20 · 1 min read
Photo by Mick De Paola on Unsplash

It has to burst forth eventually
The pain
It is too much to bear internally
The rain

Day after day, you fight
Swimming against the stream
Day after day brings fright
And makes you want to scream

They look to you with hope
Because they call you, “Doctor”
We give them to hold a rope
And a chance to breathe easier

But we keep losing the battle
We can’t keep them from dying
Too often we see death’s rattle
So eventually, we can’t stop the crying

And we cry, we scream, we fall
Feeling that we’ve failed once more
We cry, we scream, we fall
Because we can’t keep it in no more

But it has to come out, you see
Else the beast will engulf the soul
The sobs and tears make us free
And make us again be whole

Each of us has a different straw
That breaks the back of our heart
The tears can never be a flaw
Else the grief will tear us apart

It has to burst forth eventually
The pain is just too much to keep in
It is too much to bear internally
Thus let them go, when the sobs begin

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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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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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