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
Us

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.