Art from The Well

By Krista Lee, Nurse

Copied with permission from FB-No Mask Lincoln

October 10, 2021

This week I gave up being a nurse
I worked my final shift. 
This week I showed my children
From your values never drift. 
Take the shot or turn in my keys
I just ran out of time. 
The email laying out my fate 
Burned forever in my mind. 
No choice, no say, no exemptions heard 
The mandate made it clear. 
I must comply to keep my job
Sacrificing my health, I fear. 
I look my husband in the eyes
He's got to make enough. 
Pushing the fears he will be next
Paying the mortgage will be rough. 
Standing strong in my conviction
I do accept my fate. 
Watching those around me fold
The pressure they could not take. 
Next they come for the children
Since the adults all complied. 
Up to date or keep them home
From the health pass you can't hide. 
Times are dark as people divide 
The hate you can't ignore. 
To free this world we must only stand
Christ's love will win this war.

The Well, Casting Crowns