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A NURSING HOME

By Oliver Plaice, www.PoetryPoem.com/oliverspoems    Unlock all Features - Upgrade to Poetry Prime


  Sat around in silent chairs -

  that seemingly devour their

  once gentile faces whole

  they've lost any airs and graces

  swallowed through the years or stole...


  Squeezing the breath from their withered lungs

  these wretched souls wait to be fed and watered

  like cattle going to the slaughter! waiting to die...
 
  they stare out through eyes which have seen wars and death

  but to end up in a place like this makes one sick and want to cry.

                                                                       B...
  Written 21 January 2015

  







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