Off the Shelf, Poetry Thursdays
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Life is a collection of stories
Housed within us all
Pages of precious memories
Plastered upon our walls

Chronicles of our experience
Spiral bound by threads of fate
And our job as medical students
Is to examine every page

Experience these tales of adventure
Of their valor and acts of true grit
Fathom their agony and grief
The challenges they have met

Learn from every lesson
Hidden between each line
Consume their endless wisdom
Fine-aged over time

When the lark finishes his song
And the music has come to an end
Life is a collection of stories
Meant to be told again

Poetry Thursdays is a weekly newsletter that highlights poems by medical students and physicians. This initiative is led by Slavena Salve Nissan at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. If you are interested in contributing, please contact Slavena.

Jane Liao Jane Liao (1 Posts)

Medical Student Editor & Contributing Writer

Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

Jane X. Liao is a class of 2019 medical student at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. She is a graduate of Cornell University with a B.S. in Biology and Society. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, playing board games, and watching the latest Marvel superhero movies.