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Nursing Home Blues

There is still frost on the roof tops and I wonder about all the silver haired souls that are wondering why they are being moved, by whitely dressed ghosts I know its a comfort to know they got to be old but before they leave the coast, I hope and pray they get to be surrounded by those who loved them the most; Nurses and caretakers have been underpaid and over stretched in their vocation, they are the ones who take care of our mothers and fathers , it is not a vacation. Recall when you were a child, how precious you were to them and how they cared, no one dared mistreat you in a spiteful way, for near your heroes they never dared. What kind of protection can we offer our dying parents, from this virus hoobaloo ? Show up at their windows, send them rainbows and flowers made of paper bring food and masks and goofy made home made cards, until this comes to taper. Remember the streaks of your mothers blond hair and the flour on the counter space Remember the crease of your fathers laughter lines, how he loved you with such grace The broken dolls of yesterday, are the soldiers and heroes who fight a new war today in nursing homes and in solitary domes, houses unattended, they carry no ray... So remember this, if you see frost on your roof top today and think of mom and dad, think of all the good things they gave you, cuz if you dont', now that would be very sad.

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Date: 5/6/2020 5:44:00 AM
"The broken dolls of yesterday, are the soldiers and heroes who fight a new war today " so sad yet the truth; my father was on an Alzheimer's unit for four months before he passed. I could barely fathom it, he was so not him anymore.
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Date: 4/27/2020 6:33:00 AM
this one saddens me, they are the ones this virus seems to be taking in huge numbers... so many homes, so many loved ones lost...poignant write, nicely penned! hugs
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Date: 4/26/2020 9:13:00 PM
We need to honor our beloved parents as they have loved us. I so agree. They need our tender care. Beautifully written Vie! Blessings xxoo
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Date: 4/18/2020 8:25:00 AM
This pulls on the heart. Well expressed. Hugs Rick.
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Date: 4/16/2020 7:14:00 AM
We haven't yet heard the full story of how the virus is affecting nursing homes. I am touched by the tribute you wrote.
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