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Poem: Alone in Old Folk's Home

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

"Will You Care For Me?" By Sheila Stovall


Alone in Old Folk's Home

Why God, have you forsaken me?
I wake up lying upon this twin size bed
in a solitary room
with no pictures on the wall,
seeing no resemblance of my life
and a walker to help my feet move across the floor.

Confined to my room
except for boring activities
that take only half a brain,
with occasional visitors
who come prepared with excuses
for their short stay.

No dishes, no laundry, no cooking to do,
just sit in my chair
all day and stew,
looking out a window
with a dismal view
with absolutely nothing to do.

After all you have given me
why am I spending my last days this way?
waiting and watching for it all to end,
crying myself to sleep at night
sleeping during the day,
wishing someone would come
to take me away.

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