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Tears at My Age

For all the tears we’ve wept, for all of those we’ve lost.
We’ll weep again some more, as we’re told we matter not.
You know they will not say it, but it’s there within their eyes.
The old and frail aren’t welcome, as they’re steadily pushed aside.

If you don’t believe me, then at a party get up as if to dance.
Mouths will gawk and eyes will roll as they come to set us back.
They’ll act like we’re so shameful, as we laugh, and have some fun.
Then they’ll come to guide us to a chair somewhere in the background.

Our wisdom isn’t needed; they’re far too superior for that.
They can’t respect the old ones' thoughts, who're out of date, in fact.
Of course they want our money, and will gladly scope out our homes.
And they want us to beleaguer ourselves so they can go happily on.

But where is the regard that they say our age is due…
Too often it’s in a distant Nursing home no one will ever drive to.

This is dedicated to all those lost souls left in Nursing Homes whom no one
ever visits.

Copyright © Carol Eastman

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  1. Date: 1/5/2013 11:15:00 AM
    Beautifully accurate account of some elders' destiny. So true.... But God watches over them...... Love Ya..... Jake

  1. Date: 12/13/2012 3:07:00 PM
    sad,I love your humor side,but this side of you is very attractive,you are one of my favorites,wonderful write CAROL and filled with so much truth

  1. Date: 11/17/2012 4:25:00 PM
    Nail hit on head springs to mind. Lets hope it doesn't come to this. Thank you kindly for gracing my poetry, James :)

  1. Date: 9/15/2012 3:34:00 PM
    Oh so very true, dear Carol! Seen it with my own eyes over and over. I'm seventy-seven but I'm certainly not ready for a nursing home. They'll have to drag me kicking and screaming when the time comes. Until then I'll hang out with all my sweet friends on P-soup and you, dear Carol, are at the top of my list! Huggeroonies!

  1. Date: 9/6/2012 3:24:00 PM
    great write,,,,,, though I do think people care. I'm in home care worker,,, I like to engage in conversation with the ladies I take care of,,,, congratulations on the win ;} you have a blessed day.

  1. Date: 8/10/2012 5:45:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in P.D.'s "Any Poem Week" contest Carol E. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/5/2012 12:24:00 PM
    Beautiful poem Carol!Congrats on the win!

  1. Date: 8/5/2012 11:41:00 AM
    Carol congrats on your win, love it...David

  1. Date: 8/5/2012 11:36:00 AM
    Dear Carol, this is a touching poem, just a small comment always remember there may be more than one reason for people not visiting. Often visiting someone who is so confused and agitated becomes too painful for families. I have witnessed so often, the elder no longer knows who and where they are. The families memories are often better appreciated of the past not present. well done Lee

  1. Date: 8/5/2012 7:59:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Carol, well done xx

  1. Date: 8/5/2012 7:01:00 AM
    congrats on your win Carol

  1. Date: 8/4/2012 8:05:00 PM
    CAROL;-) congratulations with your awesome poem of the week. Thanks for the contest support. LUV~ PD

  1. Date: 8/4/2012 1:46:00 PM
    Yes, there are many sad destiny - I have worked as a nurse for many years. - You have a very well written poem here, like it much. - Have a nice weekend Carol. - oxox love // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 8/2/2012 3:12:00 PM
    Yes, sometimes people end up in nursing homes and are never cared for by any of their family..Great work expressing the situation..Thanks for stopping by my blog..Sara

  1. Date: 8/2/2012 8:56:00 AM
    Carol a wonderful write, and I fully agree sometimes some of them get forgotten, well said..David