Poem: COVID Lament – Georgina Hoddle RN

Lord hear our pleas


from Luke’s Journal 2020 | Ageing Gracefully | Vol.25 No.3

Photo: Melissa Markenstein

Cry out to the Creator
implore our living God
for He alone can save us
from this viral pestilence.

We aged are closer to You
living at risk but not in fear
for surely our lament is heard
preparing for eternity

Bereft of paths to wellness
pain surpasses understanding
mortality is high
and pregnant women die.

People suffer mental ill health
acquire disability and despair
who is there for them
if not the One who Loves.

Lord hear our pleas
our laments rise high
to Heaven we turn
for there many lie
awaiting your judgement
and merciful eye.

Georgina Hoddle RN 
Georgina Hoddle RN is a Registered Nurse with experience as clinical nurse educator in disability nursing; currently an Aged Care RN and NSW Health Authorised Nurse Immuniser. She studied General Nursing at St.Luke’s Hospital (1971) and retrained at Royal North Shore Hospital (2005); Georgina studied at Macquarie University, gaining a Masters Degree in Applied Linguistics (TESOL, 2011). 

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