Ever since I was a child, quite young,
I was treated by a Doctor with sweet pills & an even sweeter tongue.
Fascinated, I was by the aura and personality of that Doctor, what a lovely man!
Except for my dear parents, He was the only one who said, “I will help you all I can.”
Since then I had decided,
A Doctor I will be...
School was fun and for Science I always had a keen interest,
Academics were my forte and I scored well in every test.
Said the Teacher to my mother, “your son has a future very bright...
Tedious higher education he shall grace, with the target he has in sight.”
To myself I smiled and said,
A Doctor I can be...
Crucial is the choice to be made for a career,
H.S.C., C.E.T., P.C.B. plenty are the barriers
Vast were the options, but my intentions were clear,
Life, mankind & humanity, to me, were very dear.
Once again I decided firmly,
A Doctor I want to be...
In a prestigious Medical College, I managed to secure admission,
From then on, like a soldier, started my tough rigorous mission.
Books heavier than small babies & more than the number of bones in the body,
Exams, Vivas, tests every month, gruelling work hours, with so much to memorize & study.
For the first time I felt,
A Doctor could I be?
Expenses were high, fees, books and everything costs a lot,
But just about my dream, my ambition I gave a thought.
Then about the taxing days and skipped meals I did not bother,
To put in my best and withstand the bloody mess, my courage and energy, somehow I did gather.
Said I to myself, reassuringly,
A Doctor I shall be
Kidney rackets, molestation, over charging, negligence and many such accusations flew,
The Noble profession was maligned and noble were left only a few.
A the peak of youth, my friends in other fields were earning in lakhs,
And I, a negative contributor to the family income, was burdened with a heavy heart and back.
Sadly, but surely, a doubt crept in my mind,
A Doctor should I be?
But then I think about a child’s sweet innocent smile & an old man’s satisfied face.
Ah! The sheer pleasure of treating a disease and the origin of a problem finally trace.
Defiant as a warrior you stand, with your arsenal equipped.
Cure for you is the only Victory, your intentions in purity should be dipped.
Being a Doctor is all about spiritual satisfaction, not materialistic gains.
Sure, it is a tough life, but who said there is success without pains.
Thus, I swore
A Doctor I will be...!!!- Dr. Suraj A. Dhirwani.
Penned down on 29.07.2008
"The Scalpel is just a better Knife..." - Dr. Suraj A. Dhirwani.