Any career one wishes to pursue;
Right attitude is the first to imbue.
Without that spark, talks are dreams in dark.
Compassion, empathy are just empty remark.
Without caring the wound, help is suspect;
Without touching hearts, care can’t connect.
Skills and communication, gloves in good hands;
Balanced minds are adeniums that blossom in sands.
Money, prestige, not fair with effort and time spent;
Rewards, fulfillments have their shares, no lament.
If regret the path chosen, free to make quick retreat;
When bridge crossed, remove not the planks with deceit.
A doctor from the Philippines requests that I compose a poem for his/her medical students. I hope the same poem will help medical students in Malaysia and Singapore.