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Another Day



Another day in the ‘home’

Sandwiched ‘tween two people needing care:

Insulting, abusive, offensive –

If only they were aware…

But those in charge don’t give a damn,

Cover-up, to a man,

Reporting, informing –

Considered complaining.

Let it go, maintaining the status quo.

Exposure is needed

For ‘complaints’ to be heeded;

Income outweighs all

And if you won’t play ball,

Let things be for the sake of peace,

Then you should leave.


©Denise G Allen, 30 March 2013 04:39

Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

25 thoughts on “Another Day

  1. What you are saying is now commonplace wherever you go.. The people who are the most in need of care are the ones that are the least capable of speaking out when they are ignored or abused, mostly in fear of retaliation from the “staff”. The people running these places are mostly lazy and incompetent and shouldn’t be allowed to work in a zoo, let alone a “home” for people who are there through circumstances beyond their control. NIce poem though Denise.


  2. Unfortunately this is so common. I know one man inmvolved in running a care facility fo rthe elderly, they battle to find staff with a decent attitude. (But then he is a very caring man himself)


  3. This is so sad, adee. Some people are definitely in the wrong job. I really feel for those who suffer because of their uncaring attitude.


    • Last year I heard someone high up in the nursing profession saying on TV that they were not attracting the ‘right’ people and that their questionnaires were at fault.


  4. Wrong people in the wrong job, just because it’s a “job” and not their calling.


  5. Can you tell us what is going on there Adeeyoyo?


  6. You know Denise, In the UK there has been a great fuss about whistle blowers, gagging orders and openness. Your poem reflects that perfectly.
    Thank you


  7. Oh this is so sad… those that work for money and not love…


  8. it is sad that is has come to this…we often forget those that are of a certain age and they are not given the respect for the life they led…and you def should not get into it for the money…smiles.


  9. Sadly this grim picture is played out far too frequently.


  10. Powerful and heartbreaking.
    Well done.


  11. It seems this issue is terribly wide spread. It’s always those who feel they have no voice to make changes.


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