#100daysofpoetry part 76: Florence

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May 30, 2016 by Sez

A collection of potentially misremembered facts about Florence Nightingale for NO GOOD REASON.
Though you cared a lot

You weren’t very good at your job.

And after the war

You spent a lot of time in bed.

Speaking of bed,

Those beds you shared

With high born ladies

And rough peasant wenches:

Were you overcome with lust

Or simply tired and not fussed?

If mediocrity,

Sapphic rumours

Fatigue

And a lamp

Made you famous

I need to buy a torch.

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