ROCK ON THE RIVERBANK: A Poem by Dr Shweta Jaiswal

I'm a rock on the river bank

With no purpose of my own

Suddenly the warmth of the rushing river

Covers me in its embrace

And etches its name all over me

I am glistening and shining with love

Birds alight on me now

There's beauty all around

Blades of grass spring from my corner

And suddenly I am alive

No longer a rock on the riverbank

I'm a part of the divine

Love entwines our souls

Binding me forever to you

And wherever you flow

A part of

me goes with you.

by Dr Shweta Jaiswal

Dr Shweta Jaiswal is a senior Healthcare Professional with over 18 years of experience as an Anaesthetist & Intensivist. She has worked across India in various tertiary care hospitals. Her field of expertise are Cardiac & Neuro Anaesthesia and Cardiac Critical Care & Transplant Critical Care. She has been instrumental in establishing E-ICU in two hospitals in Chhattisgarh. And has also worked with NABH & JCI Committees in several corporate hospitals. She did her MBA in Healthcare from ISB and is currently involved in Research in the field of Healthcare at ISB.