Posts Tagged ‘elderly’

He’d lost some weight; his skin stuck to his skull
As plastic wrap will fit each hollow place,
And shape itself ’round all that’s sharp or dull.
His bone was now his hair, and cheek, and face.

My presence did not wake him from a nap.
I touched him, though, since consciousness I sought,
And he, still fresh within that thinnest wrap,
Was crisp like lettuce in his speech and thought.

His packaging I did not sorrow o’er;
Though frail as butterflies, he had his health.
Instead, I left, exulting all the more
Since he was in his mind and thus his wealth.


© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2016.


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Celebrating National Everything Day

October took a toll on me in ev’ry way.
Each cause had its brief moment and each dog his day.
Columbus Day I celebrated, and a yea
I gave to Techies, teachers when they, too, held sway.
I feted bosses, elderly, the UN – they
Were easier than the mother-in-law hooray.
I feasted on dessert, bologna – drank frappe;
To feast still more – on nuts and eggs – a wide array:
On pumpkin cheesecake, pasta, and a mincemeat tray.
Before I golfed and babbled, took the time to weigh
And then, without a beard, I named my car Jose
And gave it to a hermit as his praise and his time’s pay.
But after lauding moles and navy, too, I’m gray,
And have decided that I’ll take a rest, gourmet,
My Personal I’m-Tired-Of-Celebrating-Day.





© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2014.


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English: Photo of modern-day walker taken Janu...

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Beginnings and Endings

A baby uses walker ere
   His walking e’er begins.
An elder uses walker ere
   His steps, his walking ends.


© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2013.


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