By Philomena Mackean
She has toiled, she has wept,
Mornings of cold and fatigue,
She has bit odds and awoken,
Yet today, she smiles,
Behind the smiles,
She has amounted a multitude of failures,
She has failed, she has tried again,
She has failed, she has succeeded,
Yet, she has pressed on.
She has fallen, she has arisen,
She has wiped off the dirt,
She has smiled, again,
She is determined,
Is she a fool? Is she brave?
I am not her, I can only guess,
Yet, she presses on.
Philomena Mackean is a UAMS medical student in the class of 2025.