Wednesday, October 01, 2014


The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) defines workplace violence as any physical assault, threatening behavior or verbal abuse occurring in the workplace.

You tried to punch me with your fist
To do me harm,
With your Mike Tyson grip
You bruised her arm,
And sure, you "got better"
We can blame the anesthesia,
Conveniently, you won't remember
Claiming, you seem to have amnesia.

But I know better
After thirty years of Nursing,
The drugs tear down the curtains
That hide the violence and cursing,
The evil one inside of you
That you rarely let out,
People who live with you, they know
It's not something they talk about.

Your faithful wife, stands up for you
Asking me, "Sir, are you having a bad day",
Implying, that I am the aggressive one
In the midst of this violent parlay,
Where our whole intent is his safety
In this setting, of saving his life,
But we're dealing with his hidden demons
And his ever-supportive wife.

Violence in the workplace
This is it folks, it isn't fun,
Potential career-ending injuries
Are the proverbial loaded gun,
Whether intentional or not
It hardly matters, when harm is done,
And defensive family members
Probably helped to load that gun.


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