Monday Morning Poetry, July 31

Hats Off

     (to Dr. John Brandt)


He took his hat off,

a sign of respect and admiration,

for all those who care for

children struggling with cancer.


We, the audience, took our hats off

to a doctor who has a passion

and compassion for the little people

fighting for their lives.


With hats off we listened to a family,

so brave and so grateful,

tell of the kindness and support

of a loving, caring cancer team.


With hats off and tears flowing

we watched the doctor and his

beloved little patient hug one another.


Robert Morneau