This verse is in light of recent events in India regarding violence towards doctors.
You placed me on a pedestal, but God I was not..
Yes I recall the day when before you I stood
My sterile gown caked with blood, giving news good
In the operating room, I had passed a grueling night
My team had emerged victorious in the fight
To save your child- from a touch and go situation
We had finally achieved stabilization
Do you know while you showered praises on me
Comparing me to a celestial being in some galaxy
I felt relief powerful, and fatigue profound
Drained of adrenaline, I longed for sleep sound.
For God I am not, and after being awake
For 36 hours, enthusiasm I could not fake
I was grateful to a higher power for the opportunity
To be a part of your child’s journey
You demonized me, but a demon I am not..
I lie on the hospital bed in excruciating pain
Flashbacks of your face contorted with fury and disdain
Torment me as I recall the blows that you showered on me
I never expected assault even in dreams of nightmarish quality
I know you don’t believe me, but hard I tried
To saved your loved one’s life, but against him was the tide
I am not God, I do not possess
The elixir of eternal life- I do confess
The disease was advanced, age was against him too
My team left no stone unturned , nothing more we could do
Isn’t everyone mortal, placed on earth to eventually die?
Then why do you hold me alone responsible, why?
I was never God, nor am I the demon that you call me
What do you aim to achieve by the violence against me?
My bones are broken, my heart even more
This experience has shaken me to the core
I am an ordinary human being, trying to earn
An honest living, like most folks under the sun
I know my profession demands some sacrifice
But senseless violence is too unfair a price…
I have neither the powers nor designs
Of either God or a demonic mind
A human am I with skills acquired
Through years of study and training required
I provide service and if you are dissatisfied
You may seek redress in legal ways nationwide
For fear of my life, I plead to you,
I am but a human being too…