Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Be good to senior citizens!

Were we all to up and croak,

Nothing could replace us,

You’d end up sad and broke!

All that pension money

No longer in the till,

Countless pill prescriptions

The druggists needn’t fill.

Hospitals half empty,

Retirement homes shut down,

Undertakers bankrupt,

Not a bingo game in town!

Unemployment soaring,

Even doctors on EI,

Golf courses growing over,

Cruise lines high and dry.

Caring for the old folks

Is a prodigious industry,

The heart of the economy,

Salubrious it must be!

So try not to forget

We make the world go ‘round.

Give us due respect

Or we’ll go underground!

1 comment:

  1. I like the sentiments expressed in your poem. When will we see you on Mayne Island again?