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Busy Hands

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Back in the room we were before

Where the sun remained outside the door

Eight or nine old souls are there

Each ensconced in his own chair

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Eyes cast down towards the ground

Silence reigns. The only sound

The clickety clack that needles make

Soft and rhythmic, quite hypnotic

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In, round, through, off

In, round, through, off

Her neighbour busy too folding a tissue fanned

And ironing it smooth with the other hand

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It’s quite easy to understand

The comfort gleaned from busy hands

Years of repetition ingrained

Rituals of the past retained

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With the rest of the people it’s hard to tell

Just which of them are alive and well

There’s only one who meets your eyes

Before they slide away surprised

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‘Cos no one cares if they’re alive or dead

Or fast asleep, though not in bed

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©DGA 15 January 2012 08:39


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Retirement Homes #1 and #2

retirement village Pictures, Images and Photos

flower garden bench.jpg Pictures, Images and Photos

RETIREMENT HOME # 1

The flowers are bright and the grass is green,
I smile to myself when
I see little old ladies and little old men
Gather on their porches viewing the scene.

old woman laptop Pictures, Images and Photos

RETIREMENT HOME # 2

In the morning gloom
Of the sitting room
The old ladies sit dressed
In their Sunday best
Waiting… for what?
They know not.

Old Women - 41 Pictures, Images and Photos

Images: Photobucket.com
©DGA 21.02.2011 14:57