A Poem by Paula V. Reid
April 9, 2013
Paula V. Reid is a nurse practitioner and assistant professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington School of Nursing. "This is my dedication and tribute to my patients who live with HIV. I will never be the same because of the way you have touched me, seeing how you continue to move forward every day in this society with preconceptions and misbeliefs. It has been a difficult task, but I have tried to put myself in your place. This is my interpretation of what may be your thoughts, desires and beliefs. Thank you for sharing and changing me, I will be a better health care provider because of you."
The Unique Woman
Hello, I am special just like you.
Is it because I may be
Have you ever thought I could be
But in the whole scheme of things, does it really matter?
Some women have children,
That is why I am the unique woman.
I hear you talk about me in the hallway and stairwells.
Treat me the way you would want to be treated.
My walk is hard and the road is tough,
I am reaching out to you.
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