Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Aging parents label
conjures Depends,
Ensure, walkers,
What are we going
to do about Mama?

Aging parents label
conjures dependency,
annoyance, obligation,
parents as objuet not
subject of sentence.

Aging parents label
sounds pathetic, topic
for bad jokes,, put upon
sighs. worried phone calls
between tired siblings.

Sometimes age steals
competence, not often,
Person trumps age.
I' strongly reject
Agiing parents label.


  1. I don't like this label either! It seems kind of a 'put down.'

  2. Thanks Mary. It does feel like a put down to me. I like getting confirmation that you feel the same way.

  3. Oh,Wow! I reject it, too, but it is a reality in my life that I recognize, too. I'm not ready but don't suppose I would ever be ready for this title. Eye opener.