Virginia Wylie: Pleasantries

I open up my eyes at dawn
Allow myself a simple yawn
“How are you dear?”
I love to hear
Someone has come to me to care
Invite me once again to dare
A beautiful and brave new day
“Thank you for your help,” I say
She readies me with cheerful smile
I don my dress and all the while
Friends outside my door await
They sense my lonely, fearful state
“Welcome, Virginia, please walk with us
You’ll see that here there’s no muss or fuss
Laugh and play, meet all the rest
Brookdale OC is now your nest
Your friends will hold your heart and hand
You’ll find they want to understand”
“Thank you for being kind to me
I’m home among true pleasantries.”

Virginia Wylie



Virginia resides in Brookdale Orange City, Florida and is the author of the poetry that appears here. The views and opinions expressed in this poetry are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Brookdale Senior Living.

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