Crabbit Old Woman

Knowledge This assignment will strengthen your knowledge of empathy. Task Review the Poem below: Crabbit Old Woman What do you see, nurses…………What do you see? What are you thinking……….When you’re looking at me? A crabbit old woman……..Not very wise, Uncertain of habit…….With faraway eyes? Who dribbles her food…..And makes no reply. When you say in a loud voice…..”I do wish you’d try!” Who seems not to notice…..The things that you do, And forever is losing….A stocking or shoe? Who, resisting or not, ……Lets you do as you will With bathing and feeding…..The long day to fill? Is that what you’re thinking?…..Is that what you see? Then open your eyes, nurses….You’re not looking at me! I’ll tell you who I am…..As I sit here so still As I do at your bidding……As I eat at your will. I’m a small child of ten…..With a father and mother, Brothers and sisters…..Who love one another. A young girl of sixteen…..With wings on her feet Dreaming that soon now….A lover she’ll meet. A bride soon at twenty…..My heart gives a leap Remembering the vows…..That I promised to keep. At twenty-five now……I have young of my own, Who need me to guide…..And a secure, happy home. A woman of thirty…..My young now grown fast, Bound to each other…..With ties that should last. At forty, my young children…..Have grown and are gone But my man’s beside me….To see I don’t mourn. At fifty once more……..Babies play round my knee, Again we know children…..My loved one and me. Dark days are upon me….My husband is dead I look at the future………I shudder with dread. For my young are all rearing…..Young of their own, And I think of the years…….And the love that I’ve known. I’m now an old woman…..And nature is cruel; Tis just to make old age….Look like a fool. The body, it crumbles…..Grace and vigor depart. There is now a stone….Where I once had a heart. But inside this old carcass….A young girl still dwells, And now and again….My battered heart swells. I remember the joys……I remember the pain, And I’m loving the living….Life over again. I think of the years…..All too few, gone too fast, And accept the stark fact….That nothing can last. So open your eyes, nurse…..Open and see Not a crabbit old woman….Look closer….See ME!   by Phyllis McCormack in 1966 Now complete the Learning Activity here: 1.  How did you feel after reading this poem?  Please write a one-paragraph reflection related to your thoughts and feelings in relation to the poem and your soon to be career as a nurse.

Don't use plagiarized sources. Get Your Custom Essay on
Crabbit Old Woman
Get a 15% discount on this Paper
Order Essay
Quality Guaranteed

With us, you are either satisfied 100% or you get your money back-No monkey business

Check Prices
Make an order in advance and get the best price
Pages (550 words)
*Price with a welcome 15% discount applied.
Pro tip: If you want to save more money and pay the lowest price, you need to set a more extended deadline.
We know that being a student these days is hard. Because of this, our prices are some of the lowest on the market.

Instead, we offer perks, discounts, and free services to enhance your experience.
Sign up, place your order, and leave the rest to our professional paper writers in less than 2 minutes.
step 1
Upload assignment instructions
Fill out the order form and provide paper details. You can even attach screenshots or add additional instructions later. If something is not clear or missing, the writer will contact you for clarification.
Get personalized services with My Paper Support
One writer for all your papers
You can select one writer for all your papers. This option enhances the consistency in the quality of your assignments. Select your preferred writer from the list of writers who have handledf your previous assignments
Same paper from different writers
Are you ordering the same assignment for a friend? You can get the same paper from different writers. The goal is to produce 100% unique and original papers
Copy of sources used
Our homework writers will provide you with copies of sources used on your request. Just add the option when plaing your order
What our partners say about us
We appreciate every review and are always looking for ways to grow. See what other students think about our do my paper service.
Great writer (Proske). I highly recommend
Customer 452531, July 10th, 2021
Customer 452813, June 30th, 2022
Customer 452813, June 20th, 2022
Looks good. Thank you!!
Customer 452525, April 27th, 2022
Customer 452813, July 5th, 2022
Writer did an excellent job! Thank you.
Customer 452693, January 14th, 2022
Great job on the paper!
Customer 452885, December 14th, 2022
Social Work and Human Services
Customer 452587, July 28th, 2021
IT, Web
Did an excellent job with the body of the paper and staying on the topic.
Customer 452885, October 27th, 2022
Great! Thanks again!
Customer 452707, July 4th, 2022
Human Resources Management (HRM)
Thanks for your time.
Customer 452701, September 10th, 2023
Not all sources were " American sources" as directed
Customer 452615, September 16th, 2021
Enjoy affordable prices and lifetime discounts
Use a coupon FIRST15 and enjoy expert help with any task at the most affordable price.
Order Now Order in Chat

We now help with PROCTORED EXAM. Chat with a support agent for more details