Conversation

Names are changed in this conversation that I overheard.  It made me both sad and happy. 

 

Three nonagenarians began to talk

About the state of their lives and such

The dames allowed they couldn’t squawk

‘Cause they’d seen and done so much.

“I don’t regret any part of my life, Cora agreed

But I wouldn’t want to go through it again.”

Peg nodded, “I’m glad we’re all well, not in need.”

“We’ve outlived our parents, Lily chimed in,

And our children hopefully will outlive us…

How will we know each other in Heaven?”

“Oh, Lily,” Peg soothed, “how you do fuss,

We’ll be spirits in Heaven and knowledge is given.”

The dames slept well throughout the night

In comfort and friendship, easy in mind

Talking together always made things right

Life to them had indeed been kind…

 

Virginia L. Wylie

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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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