The Physician and the Poet
There is an aura of an angel in her,
The physician not like others
Helena, I poetically call her*
She radiates love, peace, the quiet waters
She called to order the test "cysticercosis"
The poet answered, he was so happy
For she is very much a sister to him
Chance of hearing her voice seems a "destiny"
Oh my dear Rancho Los Amigos Hospital
You have given a home within a home
You've blessed me with many a friend
The sound of love echoed each time I listen to my metronome
Oh, Helena, my dear Rancho's doctor,
You invoked the name Aristotle**
He wrote of this ancient disease;
You help make a broken life become whole
Strange! How my life has wandered to this generous land,
It's a long story which I do not know where to begin
But I could read it on the Vietnam Veteran Wall
Where America each day finds healing
My dear sister and friend
You have planted a seed in the poet inside me***
It has become a flower
Here is my short life, call it a grateful tree. . .
Linh Duy Vo
Sunday Morning 15 August 2009©
*Dr. Chui is currently the director of USC's Neurology Dept.
**Aristotle was also a poet
***A meaningful gift of seed money for my book of poetry "Dear Daddy"
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