He shuffles around … head hanging down
No telling thoughts he wears with a frown
No words … as you pass in the hall
You’re concerned … he’s not talking at all
It’s okay Mom, his business, not yours
Must leave him alone … be reassured
He is where he is … to you it’s absurd
Doesn’t want to be … sad … you say
As you turn … giving smiles away
You worry ‘n fret … ponder … stew
Compassion …empathy … you.
Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ December 21, 2013
Small helpers, needed so
You’ve chosen, to let them go.
So helpful, they can be
But only if used, naturally.
I raise my voice, for you to hear
You frown …because I’m standing near.
You deny your problem, you’re angry so
Like everything else, I ….. let it go!
Copyright/ Sheila Grimes/ October 25, 2012
Mom is extremely hard of hearing. She does not want to wear her hearing aides, or earwigs as she calls them. This is a daily challenge. She’s lost one and I tried to get her to wear the other one day, and I found it near the trash can , heaven knows how it got there, she doesn’t!