Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Nursing Home Revisited Again

a photo of Reagan on the wall
Truman’s face hangs in the hall
then they trick me with a quiz
and ask me who the president is

they show me movies on TV
familiar faces I do see
of actors who are long since dead
I swear they’re messing with my head

calendars are always near
that show the month but not the year
they tell the day and what’s for lunch
what year it is I have no hunch

there are no current magazines
pictures all show by-gone scenes
all day long I have to see ‘em
it’s like I’m living in a museum

they never let me watch the news
afraid that it will just confuse
but Bingo they will let me play
they say I’m better off this way

8 comments:

  1. Wow. This brought back memories of my great-grandma in a nursing home. Very well written.

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  2. My mother-in-law was in an Alzheimer's facility. It was just as you describe. But a nursing home? Not good.

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  3. Heaven preserve us from ever reaching this place.

    Poetry24 - News is the Muse

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  4. trapped, upset, and confused?
    well done.

    A++

    love the visual imagery.

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  5. Oh that is so sad...I don't know what else to say it's just sad...but well written.

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  6. Perfect picture painted. Sad, true, well written.

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