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  Nursing Home
by Steve Coltman
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.

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those nursing home days


Nursing Home

Hurry up so I can wave you goodbye
So he did with a heavy sigh
His mam in a nursing home, oh itís nice
Left his heart feeling cold as ice

How did it ever get to be
Her spirit used to be so free
Now as she stands at the door
He spiritís not there any more

Well heíll be back next week
And on Tuesday heís sure to speak
But how can life just fade away
To a visit and cake on Sunday

Oh how he thinks to how it was
Holidays in Spain and even in Oz
His mam flying for the only time
Press a button for vodka and lime

It this what we all do
Wait for our kids in an aging queue
Once a week recall past days
This surely is the saddest phase

© Steve Coltman



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Reviewed by John Domino 6/8/2009
This is so true.
I know folks in their 90's still active and moving all over the place and folks in theie 70's who are in park.
Nursing home is a curse. Don't want to go that route.

Amen
Reviewed by Z McClure 7/15/2008
What a brilliantly sensitive, yet achingly honest expression of this son's thoughts about his mam's new life. I lead worship services in a couple nursing homes and have also worked in a few, so this rings so true. You have chosen just the right words and built a mood that can communicate in a moment a whole spectrum of feelings.

An amazing acomplishment Steve! -your friend, Zach
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 6/7/2008
You have to keep visiting them in the nursing home, or they don't get good care. If they know family members are dropping in, they take better care of the aged. Sounds as if she had lots of good times when she was out of it. i know it is hard to put your loved ones in a home, but sometimes it has to be.
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 5/24/2008
It this what we all do
Wait for our kids in an aging queue
Once a week recall past days
This surely is the saddest phase


..poignant words..alas so true..
I have six, three of each gender, at times I wonder how it will fare when old-age hits the fan..LOL!

Well done..

Vesna
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 3/21/2008
Hello Steve,
I did my clinicals at a nursing home & it is not the best place for many people as a career choice & also not for family members. You write grieves my heart for those forgotten at homes like that. I hurts what I have seen & also reported.
Embrasse'
Vickie

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