AuthorsDen.com   Join Free! | Login    
Happy 4th of July!
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Susan Lindsley, iRoxanne Howe-Murphy, iM. R. Mathias, iOdin Roark, iPeter Jessop, iStephen Cafaro, iShawn Cormier, i

  Home > Relationships > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Kathleen A Kennedy

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Poetry
· 1 Titles
· 3 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Feb, 2010

Kathleen A Kennedy, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.




Featured Book
WALL Love, Sex and Immortality
by Stan Law (aka Stanislaw Kapuscinski)

If for you the world is not enough, read this novel. Stan Law accepts no limitations...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


old man
by Kathleen A Kennedy
Rated "G" by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Follow
Recent poems by Kathleen A Kennedy
           >> View all 1

I wrote this in college. I visited a nursing home for the first time in years. I saw a man facing the end of his life. I will never forget looking at him and what I felt.


Old Man

You were sitting

  ....... there

staring out the window

from your wheelchair

Old man

          I saw you

                sitting, staring, still, alone

                   the sunlight upon your body

      my body froze

 timeless fright

           life's last moments

precious sacred second

           staring out the window

               from your prison

What I would give to know

       what you were thinking

 



Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!


Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
Haha! I am seventy-one come next April, and that old geezer might just have been thinking what a hot dish you were. Haha!!
Reviewed by Elisabeth Barstowe
I have worked in nursing homes for years and it is my exoerience that most old people are happy and thankful for all the blessings they've had in life, they miss their loved ones that have passed away and are anxious to join them. Maybe he was dreaming about the next time he'd get to see his wife?
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat
Kathleen,

Both of my parents died in nursing homes, so this really hit home. Welcome to the Den!

Mary
Popular Poetry (Relationships)
  1.  Nights Caress
  2.  X-Factor
  3.  Life As I Now Know It
  4.  Chrysalis
  5.  Love With The Proper Person
  6.  Another Lesson From A Dog
  7.  Helix or Vortex? That is the question ...
  8.  As Long As He Gets Well
  9.  Thank You Baby For Loving Me
  10.  My Buddy

Money, Sex and Kids: by Tina Tessina

Stop Fighting about the Three Things That Can Ruin Your Marriage! "With a Ph.D., eight books, and 30 years of counseling experience under her belt, [Redbook Love Expert] ..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.