Charles J. Ingerson

TENDERLY
(The Nurses Of Combat Known)

Seeking to ease
the rivers of blood
with life to tease
tears deep in flood.

Yet so very tenderly
movements to form
caring to bath gently
singularly the norm

Each wounded to feel
special and sacred care
as if angels did kneel
giving of their share.

Even when slipping away
ever lingering this touch
tenderly to all we pray
when given so very much.