To let a daughter/son be a nurse

To let a daughter/son be a nurse

To be a nurse ? (Photo by Sam Lion on

Once, nursing was

synonymous with women.

But not anymore

Today there are male

as well as female nurses.


Once, they used

to wear caps.

But not anymore.

They used to say even ghosts

would make way for the cap

along hospital corridors at nights.


Once, they said

“are you letting your girl

go dress rotten (diabetic) leg sores”?

Not knowing, there are even bigger wounds to care for.


Today, parents may ask,

“are you letting your girl/ boy

be a nurse; a noble profession…

but, knowing the risks of COVID-19?”