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Poetry, To Honor My Granddaughter Lisa

My Granddaughter Lisa followed in my footsteps by going into nursing, never anticipating she would contract the Covid virus.


I was notified yesterday of my Granddaughter's Covid virus. She is a RN who worked tirelessly to help those who were sick with this evil that has invaded our world. I talked with her yesterday, and she's recovering. This inspirational poetry is for her.

Lisa, you were so very brave

Caring for others who had the virus and were nearing their early grave

First responders who cared whether the old lived or died


You faithfully entered their domain daily, God knows how much you tried

You relayed your symptoms, coughing up blood, body aches and pains, bedrest day and night

You never lost hope, you put up a terrifically good fight

Thank God The first responders are getting the vaccine at rapid speed

I'm so very proud of you Lisa, always willing to help others in critical dire need.


Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on December 27, 2020:

Thank you Devika. She is completely well and back to work.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on December 27, 2020:

always exploring through this hub I see that you are a proud grandma. The most beautiful tribute to a lovely and brave person.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on December 19, 2020:

You did a great job honoring your granddaughter, Lisa. Hopefully, she will regain her strength completely and be able to return to her job of nursing and caring for others.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on December 19, 2020:

Thank you Hyn, Lora, Chitrangada, Rocosina, and James for coming to read this piece. I am a proud Grandma.

Hyn Edwit on December 19, 2020:

A great poem! I will pray for her full recovery and for continued strength for her and all frontliners in the world. A great tribute to our brave and selfless heroes during the pandemic.

Lora Hollings on December 18, 2020:

What an awesome tribute to your granddaughter. She is truly a heroine. And your poem truly reflects the pride and love that you have for her. I hope that she recovers soon. God bless her!

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on December 18, 2020:

Beautiful tribute to your lovely granddaughter Lisa. Salute her and all the frontline healthcare professionals for their dedicated services. Wish her a speedy recovery. God Bless.

Thank you for sharing this.

Rosina S Khan on December 18, 2020:

This is a fine tribute to your granddaughter Lisa who worked as an RN and catered to the health of people in the pandemic season, contracting COVID. She has been so bold and dedicated. I am glad she is recovering, rising up to the challenge. Her pic shows she is beautiful. Thank you, Ruby, for the terrific share.

James C Moore from Joliet, IL on December 18, 2020:

She is a hero. May your granddaughter recover safely and swiftly.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on December 18, 2020:

Hello Manatita. I knew you worked in the medical field. It is good to know you're still active. Always good to see you on my page. Take care my poet friend.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on December 18, 2020:

Hello Pamelia. Thankful this didn't happen when we were nurses. I'm so glad you liked this piece. Thank you so much.

manatita44 from london on December 18, 2020:

A touching piece! My heart goes out to her and God's Grace, she'll recover. It's never easy! I'm still registered at 68 and able to work. But my many world travels and other humanitarian work has worn me out. I still think about it though.

It is a very loving and caring profession and my prayers are with your Granddaughter Lisa. It is a noble thing to honor her. She looks beautiful!! - Lantern

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on December 18, 2020:

I am so glad your granddaughter is recovering. As a former RN, I know the dedicaion of nurses, and your granddaughter is so special. I love your poem.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on December 18, 2020:

Hello Bill. That she is. She works for Home Health, then fills in in a nursing home on weekends. Thanks so much.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on December 18, 2020:

Hello Nithya. I'm so glad it touched you. Thank you for telling me.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on December 18, 2020:

Hello John. I am a proud Grandma. Thank you much.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on December 18, 2020:

That is a picture of Lisa.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on December 18, 2020:

A well-deserved tribute to your granddaughter Lisa. Her dedication and commitment are greatly appreciated, and I am glad she is recovering. Thanks for sharing, Ruby.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on December 18, 2020:

A great poem, touched my heart. Wishing your granddaughter a speedy recovery, take care Ruby.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on December 18, 2020:

A lovely tribute for a wonderful, dedicated, hard-working, caring woman. Bravo!

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