A city of it’s own
People’s body’s broken
You hear the lock jingle,
Asleep you wake up
Early morning, it is time for your pill.
If you refuse you are marked uncooperative
How did I get here?
You tell staff your son will be coming
The staff knows he will not
They park her wheelchair in front of the front door
She watches for her son that will never come
She will eat her meals
Participate in activities,
Her day will start over again
This is a typical day for many in nursing homes
Try to become a volunteer
You will help one or two patient’s
Yet you will be rewarded many times over
Todays poetry competition entry was written by Ramsey.
Do you think it could possibly be one of the best new poems of 2014?