Superheroes in Disguise: #Doctors

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We are the Doctors…

We  are  the  healers, we  cure  and  we  care,

Deal  with  situations, only  few  would  dare,

We  are  everywhere  but  yet  so  rare,

We  are  resilient; we  are  eccentric, way  beyond  compare,

We  who  missed  the  dusk  of  adolescence,

Solving  MCQs  and  dribbling  books  for  reference,

Missing  our  other  passions, we  donned  the  white  coats,

Learning  to  be  steady,  while  riding  multiple  boats,

We  study  from  law  to  stats,

Learn  everything  we  possibly  can,

For  us, life’s  a  marathon,

Just  what’s  left  between  the  exams,

We  who  graduate  as  our  peers  finish  PGs,

Few  letters  suffixing  our  names, sure  doesn’t  come  easy,

Can’t  take  shortcuts, we  must  take  the  longer  route,

Specialize; super-specialize, keep  studying  till  we  can  reboot,

The  Steth  is  our  ornament, an  honor  you  can  bet,

It’s  a  responsibility  too, as  big  as  it  can  get,

We  treat  people  irrespective  of  caste, color  or  time,

Doesn’t  matter  if  covered  in  vomit, stool  or  slime,

Saving  someone  is  worth  every  dime,

And  for  that, we  put  our  own  lives  on  the  line,

Friends  and  family  spend  the  nights  alone  and  dizzy,

As  we  are  notorious  for  being  perpetually  busy,

We  who  squander  more  on  books  than  on  meals  or shoe,

Associate  first  rains  with  malaria  or  dengue,

We  are  the  scholars, rewired  to  be  nerds,

We  are  more  than  meets  the  eye, caged  but  free  birds,

We  who  are  not  allowed  to  be  judgmental,

Must  allow  for  prejudices  while  being  gentle,

We  must  always  be  composed  and  calm,

Not  always  easy; ‘coz  yes, oh  darn!!

Deemed  gods  when  we  save,

And  killers  if  we  can’t,

Respect  is  that  we  crave,

It’s  what  we  need, not  what  we  want,

We  are  the  doctors,

The  healers, protectors,

We  need  you, and  you  deserve  us,

For  we  complement  each  others,

As  “Super-Heroes”  and  brothers…


This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda. This weekend’s WOW prompt is: “Superheroes In Disguise”.



47 thoughts on “Superheroes in Disguise: #Doctors

  1. A good doctor is definitely a super-hero….I can understand when you say that doctors need respect…..some money-minded professionals have given them a bad name…..but having said that, we all know that all we need is a good doctor to help us…..And first rain associated with malaria or dengue made me smile….:)

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    1. The bad ones are usually quacks but yes even some good ones succumb to the system and expectations. I just hope to stay afloat. With monsoon comes dengue and it really takes the toll. I am glad you could connect to it. Thank you Sunaina:-)

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  2. rationalraj2000

    Doctors truly are supposed to be super heroes but sadly in the the times that we live in most are pale shadows of the image…


    1. Well I disagree with the “most” part but yes I can not say that there are no bad fishes. Hope you meet up with the good ones more often. I would be more than happy to help you out. I am a pediatrician myself. 🙂


    1. Grey is the predominant color these days…I don’t know how you define genuine but yes money has taken over moral values…greed is way too vague for me to comment…anyway thanks for your valuable input…:-)


  3. Of course, a respectable profession doc! But am scared of docs off late. When my son wasn’t able to keep his left heel on the floor when he was a year old, several docs took us for a ride giving weird explanations. And without treatment, by God’s grace he became alright. Finding a comfortable doc is becoming a dream these days.

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