Thrown Away
Author: Catyrose


Leaving through the faded photographs there she was
A beauty fit for the pin-up posters
Long legs like Grable
Young, lithe, sturdy and able

A smile as bright as daisies
Twinkling eyes, a shade of vivid blue
Back in the old days, smack in the middle of WWII

Painting radio dials while the men were away
She did her bit for the good old USA
A woman who lived in a young sailor’s heart
While they were worlds apart

Hard to fathom as I look at her now
Bright eyes have lost their luster
Strength of mind and body she fails to muster

Today they threw her away
Put her in a home because it was time
Strange it seems, only six months ago she seemed just fine

All they can think of is the green
The money they’ll inherit when she’s passed away
Yet I still recall her in the glory days

Ravenous thoughts running through their heads
As they prey like vultures beside her bed
Dividing her assets before she’s even cold
Such is the lot of those we call the very “old”

------- Author's Notes -------

It is a fact of life that we all will grow old and may at some point in time need more care than our family members can provide. Yet I question the motives of those who seem overly concerned with collecting the "inheritance".


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