Poems of Protest, Resistance, and Empowerment (5)

We publish poetry regularly on the No-one Left Behind blog. This week, "Us", by Linda Byrne. Linda Byrne  |  Mon Feb 22 2021
At Eternity's Gate, 1890 by Vincent Van Gogh

We are humans first of all.
Doctors, psychiatrists, keyworkers, Paul.

Our system places one human to support
Over a hundred others suffering deep, deep hurt.

Hey GMC your education model is failing us all.
When being mentally ill is not as relevant as treating a fall.

Your approach to junior doctors is telling enough.
Medicine is not a calling.
It's looking after your own and others’ whole health.

Linda Byrne describes herself as a fairly ordinary, lucky person, who wishes ease and comfort for any person in mental or physical pain.