Journal of Gerontological Nursing

Poetry

Ann Szumilas

Abstract

Who's right is it when you're 65

To say you're to lie back and cease to thrive?

Well, I won't take that I'm a person too,

Maybe a little slower but I'm as good as you.

Don't patronize me or only call when you need a sitter

I'm not going to let myself grow lonely and bitter.

I want to be needed.

I need someone

Won't you please include me in your fun?

-Ann Szumilas…

Who's right is it when you're 65

To say you're to lie back and cease to thrive?

Well, I won't take that I'm a person too,

Maybe a little slower but I'm as good as you.

Don't patronize me or only call when you need a sitter

I'm not going to let myself grow lonely and bitter.

I want to be needed.

I need someone

Won't you please include me in your fun?

-Ann Szumilas

10.3928/0098-9134-19780301-12

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