Maxine Smith


Awake before sunrise

Asleep after sun down


  • Goldfinch60

    I do hope you have a good day in these strange times. I appreciate what you are doing as a nurse and hope that you are coping well even though it is so hard.
    Much respect to you Maxine.


    • Maxine Smith

      I had an amazing day, organised chaos, just how I like it.

      Thank you Andy.

    • Poetic Dan

      Like Andy said much respect and I hope your day goes as quick! As your rhyme!

      • Maxine Smith

        It did actually, time flies when your having fun in the mayhem.

        Thank you for reading Dan.

      • orchidee

        Only two weeks and it starts getting lighter again. Don't spend that extra minute or two of daylight each days, all at once!

        • Maxine Smith

          Haha I won’t.

          I love winter but I do look forward to lighter mornings, so eerie first thing in the winter.

        • Fay Slimm.

          Your two lines today give the truth about winter hours when nursing takes up so much time dear Maxine
          - - My thoughts are with you in those 13 hour shifts - -

          • Maxine Smith

            Thank you Fay, every second was worth it.

          • Robert Haigh

            I used to work 12-hour shifts at one time, and my youngest son still does. I'm now retired, but my wife still works, God bless her. I make breakfast for her before she goes.

            • Maxine Smith

              Aw that is so lovely of you, I bet she appreciates it.

            • dusk arising

              We call you angels for the front line caring of and life saving but there's more than that to you. This daily slog early morning starts and late finishes whilst maintaining a home and the interests and well being of your children. All unseen.... but the poetry, your release, we see the emotion and motivation.


              • Maxine Smith

                Spoiled with such kind words, thank you.

                Your comment I truly appreciate, thank you so much.

              • Michael Edwards

                This resonates. I worked for the NHS - at my desk by 7.30am, no lunch breaks (what are they?) and home by 5.30, dinner at 6 then out came the case and paperwork before retiring. But I loved every minute of it. And Hospital management ( I was a lawyer heading up legal services) is often derided as an unnecessary overhead.

                • Maxine Smith

                  Haha breaks, well I managed to get mine at 1pm for half an hour and that was it till the end of the shift. To be honest it flew by, I love days like today.

                  Glad it resonates with you and appreciate the read Michael.

                • Neville

                  Tis a fact .... long daze indeed .......... stay safe and much respect ... N

                  • Maxine Smith

                    Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

                    Much appreciated!

                  • ANGELA & BRIAN

                    ANGELA HERE ~ Good Morning MAXINE ~ I work as a Physio -rewarding Job - like Nursing ! Im always *Up with the Lark !*

                    Blessings & Love to You & Yours
                    Angela Brian & Smokey Cat ! ! !

                    • Maxine Smith

                      Thanks for the read guys.

                    • RDS

                      Haha, you have with these two lines exceeded my poetic output since I went back to work Wednesday. Sums each day up completely. Respect and gratitude for your dedication Maxine.

                    • Suresh

                      When others have washed their hands, your work just starts, and so, thanks

                    • FineB

                      Hello Maxine,

                      A wonderful ✍ write.

                      I've worked at home since March.

                      This poem sums up working through these Winter months at home.

                      Keep writing ✍ and safe during these challenging times.

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