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The supermarket calls itself
A “Senior-Friendly” store.
I read the sign and now I wonder
What it’s really for.

Do other shops mistreat the old?
Get nasty if they’re slow?
And how, in this establishment,
Does senior-friendship show?

Perhaps employees push the carts
Of those who look “of age,”
Though senior status often’s not
An easy thing to gauge.

Or maybe certain items sit
On all the lower shelves,
So prunes and other “senior” foods
The old can reach themselves.

I might just stop inside to check
This “Senior-Friendly” place,
But if they’re extra-nice, I’ll wipe
Their smiles right off their face!

Copyright © ilene bauer

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  1. Date: 5/29/2013 10:04:00 PM
    You're hilarious! Poor old geezers being mistreated at those "non-senior-friendly" shops! I don't believe I've ever crossed path with a place that was "senior-friendly"... but, really, what an effortless poem. I enjoyed the heck out of it...

  1. Date: 5/14/2013 1:47:00 AM
    HAHAHAHAHAH! You show them! :) Lovely engaging write, as usual! Hugs

  1. Date: 5/13/2013 4:38:00 PM
    ilene, I loved your senior poem, wonderful, sometimes I wonder about those bottle caps also, even I have a hard time opening them how to heck would a senior, well done poem, and thanks for visiting my poetry, constance

  1. Date: 5/13/2013 3:59:00 PM
    You are hilarious! You amaze me at how you make it all seem so effortless. Thanks for the laughter and the smiles. You really should be on a larger venue. :)