No Visitors Today by Jacqueline Nash

No Visitors Today

Old bones creaking,
joints stiff and aching,
she tries to smile
but her heart is breaking.

No visitors today,
hours tick by slowly,
she sits in her chair
feeling painfully lonely.

Another cup of tea
with a biscuit or two,
to pass the time,
to help get her through.

Friends and family
long since gone away,
only memories left
for her company.

How time changes
who we once used to be,
taking youthful looks,
our health and dignity.

An old generation
no-one wants to see,
for it seems that age
brings invisibility.

How many old people
sit in their chairs today
waiting for a visitor
to call their way.

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4 Responses to No Visitors Today by Jacqueline Nash

  1. Age does seem in many cases to bring invisibility – it really shouldn’t, people are people, no matter what age. Very well said Jacqueline! 🙂

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  2. jcnashpoems says:

    Thank you Suzy. My parents are going through problems at the moment and it got me to wondering, how do old people manage when they are alone and have no family to look out for them, especially if their mobility is compromised.


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