Nursing Home Frontline


Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori: It is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country.

Any Good Poem

Richard Berlin, MD, shares the poem of his literary partner, Chris Fitzpatrick: "Nursing Home Front-line 2019(after Wilfred Owen)." As the title suggests, this poem is modeled after Wilfred Owen's poem, "Dulce et Decorum Est."

For more of the Any Good Poem series, see Daybreak in Alabama and Backyard Mercy.

Dr Berlin has been writing a poem about his experience of being a doctor every month for the past 23 years in Psychiatric TimesTM in a column called “Poetry of the Times.” He is instructor in psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA.

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