6 results for 'elderly'
there will be moments, fleeting seconds
when a journey of ones self halts ~ mid stream
life’s own pattern that normally flows and
ebbs across jagged rocks across mossy leaves
there will be moments, when breath is hard to grasp
when knowing someone that you love cannot help
themselves, with tears that form, the droplets fall
no way to catch them, to make them disappear
there will be moments, you wish to trade their
place with yours, absolve the frightened
look held within their eyes, to give them
reassurance and all... (more)
In solitude her footsteps slow; in robe of pink through empty rooms, she wanders no laughter or voice that echo in her days and nights
life strange and silent, meals for one with simply why, as she reaches for the cupboard door as she did the day before
views once shared by two hands held her arms now crossed she sees the morning rise the quiet moon, with only her eyes
no one to share
do her children know the loneliness she faces in the minutes, hours, the days ahead with wrinkled trembling hand she reaches
for the phone upon the wall
and stops... (more)
...to run into. “You have got to be kidding me” (the wolf had nothing on my huffing and puffing). “Where’s the Manager”. Yes, I was hot, bothered and patience – I had none.
“Excuse me, but this is the most unfriendly supermarket for wheelchair access or scooters for the elderly”.
“It’s a small store, we have to make do”.
“So you make do by filling the aisles with objects, that they need a rally car license in order to navigate?”
I was getting angrier. “Come on dad, time for home”.
Off we went, dad taking ... (more)
I have written about my Dad (Pop) but not Mum...so it's now her turn.
The English Rose.
This is the lady who says now she's not beautiful (at 84) & that growing old means people "look at you as though you are stupid or they don't understand you, or have patience for you".
This is the lady who gets frustrated by not being able to do what she did in her younger years.
This is the lady who suffered a fall a couple of years ago and now has difficulty walking (one of my little penguins).
BUT This is the lady that brought me into this world.
...he would be the leader of all its citizens, yet he appears to have a fervent disgust for nearly half the nation. He has singled himself out as the Social Darwinist candidate with disdain for the laboring-class.
Who are these shiftless freeloaders who make up the 47%? They are our elderly; our grandparents, parents and neighbors. They’ve paid into the system all their lives and are exempt from taxation on Social Security. They do pay property taxes and taxes on food, gasoline and goods and services. They may pay zero taxes on one portion of their income; but they're far from... (more)
...These I have done and come back from, being rewarded with an understanding and compassion for those teetering on the point of no return. So many people on that edge, looking self loathing, rejection, and death in the face. These are the outcasts, the downtrodden, the incarcerated, the elderly, the dis-formed, the dysfunctional, the addicted. I will be a friend, a partner to those rejected by the crowd. Starving for affection and acceptance, withering beneath the blazing sun of rejection by family, by friends, by society. Orphans, left behind, stranded on islands of... (more)
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