This Poem was Submitted By: Debbie Spicer On Date: 2005-12-17 21:39:01 . . . Click Here To Mail this Poem to a Friend!

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The Time Is Near

Facing the reality of past Now it is time for finality To stand up for a belief Not to know the end result Five years of pain Searching as to why Losing the heart of my work Enduring the pain of rejection The fight has been long Swarming in my mind Continuous wondering And now the time is near. A jury to hear of past Not knowing the pain Attempting to redeem All lost by ignorance Much will be spoken Some in my behalf The rest to destroy I pray I will prevail A road I didn’t choose Yet time to take a position Regardless of the ending The point has been made.

Copyright © December 2005 Debbie Spicer

Additional Notes:
Since some of you know me, this is something we would never have normally done. I love people. The place (Healthcare of all places) wouldn't even attempt to understand PTSD. As well, even though I was manager of the ER and ICU, I had a Supervisor who singled me out and harassed me for a year. No one would listen or help. We now face a Federal Case in January and it is near. We basically have already won, as we hope they will never treat someone with a disorder such as mine in the same way. The outcome? I share this with you as you are a part of my family. Please pray...

This Poem was Critiqued By: Thomas H. Smihula On Date: 2006-01-06 08:53:21
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 9.37500
Debbie I remember when you first came to this site sevearal years ago and have definately seen the change in your writing. I think you have taken a positive approach on this poem for you have made a point and made others aware. I have seen the tragedy on ones body, in the mind, and the hope for better within your words. I know that no matter what the outcome you will endure yet another facet of life circle for you. Here are the parts I like the most: To stand up for a belief Not to know the end result The fight has been long Swarming in my mind Attempting to redeem All lost by ignorance Regardless of the ending The point has been made. Regardless you will prevail no matter what the decision. Thanks for sharing one of your personal events in life once again.

This Poem was Critiqued By: arnie s WACHMAN On Date: 2005-12-30 12:07:43
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 9.72414
Since I sort of know you, I know your history and can totally relate to it. As a Retired Nurse myself I have faced similar problems. However I can attest to one thing...this too shall pass and the wholde thing is to not dwell on it. Go on to something else. I understand PTSD. With the love of family, and outside help, you can win...take care Debbie. Best wishes for New Years. P.S.: I too had a similar manager and that is basically why I left before my time. You will win!
This Poem was Critiqued By: DeniMari Z. On Date: 2005-12-22 21:51:38
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 10.00000
Debbie, I'm sorry you had to endure being treated in that manner. I hope once this is over you can put it behind you and move on to bigger and better things. It takes a coward, to abuse someone and obviously the supervisor felt pleasure in harrasing you. What a small minded person they must be. I've often said, in my own life regarding the workplace, "Why do people feel, their job today, is to ruin mine?", and it's true everywhere anymore. I also have to say, I've worked in healthcare most of my life, and it's there you will find, the most of superior attitudes then anywhere else. It's really ashame that others think so highly of themselves, and even though it is wrong, sometimes walking away is the best thing for one to do. You poem speaks volumes in feelings and dark emotions. I wish you the best with your case. Sincerely, DeniMari
This Poem was Critiqued By: Claire H. Currier On Date: 2005-12-19 03:02:13
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 9.50000
Hi Debbie......Please know that my prayers are with you as you face this final walk and hopefully the closure you are seeking in this time . As always it is good to be able to share your most inner emotions with us and I thank you for considering us a part of your family for that is what we are to each, friends, someone who will be here for you and who tries to understand the pain and suffering you have been through and still are in. I know your dear friend is watching over you from above and she will be there with you as this journey continues on. You take good care of yourself and may you have a Christ filled Christmas with your family and friends and may the New Year bring joy to your heart as well. God Bless, Claire
This Poem was Critiqued By: Sandra J Kelley On Date: 2005-12-18 16:12:44
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 1.00000
Debbie, Goodluck, my sister is currently suing the federal government (her employer) for sexual harrassment the cheif of staff and the human rescources director are named as defendents and she also suffers from ptsd so I know where you are coming from. You have won just by bringing this case and you have helped others who might have become victims if you had not stood up to these people. I am proud of you.
This Poem was Critiqued By: Lora Silvey On Date: 2005-12-17 21:48:06
Critiquer Rating During Critique: 10.00000
Debbie, Good clean structure, good flow from one thought to the next. Your verbiage is clear and direct as is the whole of your offering. Oh my, what a battle, one of many I imagine. To be signled out, to indure abuse, it is horrible, so glad you stood up for yourself. This type of action needs a voice, and your's has done well. More people need to speak up and out, work place harrassment and abuse goes on far too much...and so few ever are heard and able to make a difference. I applaud you and salute you both for the poem and for your personal stand and triumph. Brava! Best always, Lora
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