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The Imposters

Allyson Brown

Speak with authority
Let the words
Last vestiges of dead languages
Rife with history
Flow smooth as butter from your tongue
And smile
Do not falter

Walk with confidence
Let your white coat
And stethoscope
Silence the uncertainty
As you push and prod
And smile
Do not hesitate

Laugh with ease
Let your jubilation
Wave off the lost hours
The long nights
The sorrows, the vigils, the fears
And smile
Do not waver
Or They’ll Know

Allyson Brown (5 Posts)


University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Allyson is a first year medical student at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine in Orlando, FL. She graduated in 2012 from the University of Southern California with a degree in neuroscience. She is interested in pursuing a career in pediatric critical care or emergency medicine. Outside of school, Allyson enjoys photography and anything chocolate. Fall weekends find her loudly cheering on her alma mater’s football team.