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In Here

Hello, I’m in here
You talk above me, as you 
call me dear
I may be trapped in this 
decaying shell
But I am in here midst my 
own private hell
You talk to your coworkers 
of family and friends
While you bathe me and 
dress me the message you 
send
Is that you really don’t 
care who lies here, who I 
am
You just want your work 
finished , you don’t give a 
damn
I once was important just 
like you are
To family and friends  I’d 
travel so far
To comfort in death or 
share in their joy
So to you and your friends 
I must employ
As I lie here immobile, 
helpless, diseased
Talk to me anyway, I beg 
you oh please
I need to know that I still 
exist
I may not respond but 
please do persist
I’m in here

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  1. Date: 5/19/2013 1:50:00 PM
    Joy, Congratulations on your Featured Poem of the week. Take Care *Linda

  1. Date: 5/18/2013 7:11:00 PM
    Joy: Such an important message....I have seen it countless times...working as a RN. I always took extra care to treat these elderly Patients to preserve their dignity at all costs. I could go on and on but we are on the same page On this one. We will all get there some day so Can only pray for kind and patient caregivers. Love, SuZ

  1. Date: 2/11/2010 1:55:00 PM
    So very sad but true...I saw this while my Mom lay dieing. Folks can not bare to see. Light & Love