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Poetry and Medicine
November 27, 2018

The Art of Suffering

Author Affiliations
  • 1Oregon Health and Science University, Portland
JAMA. 2018;320(20):2155. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.11600

I bow my head in shame
     for all the killings of self and other.

I bow my head in sorrow
     for inner and outer wars.

I bow my head in suffering
     for all the tragedy that exists.

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