Old and Cold

I’m old and I’m cold

Brrr, I’m freezing

This is not at all pleasing

Shouldn’t it be warm in Orange City?

But when I leave my nest so cozy

In the hall a north wind makes me zoom

And I shiver through meals in the dining room

Is the activities room always so chilly?

Isn’t frigid air in a lobby lounge silly?

When the temperature averages 95 outside

Why is it only 73 inside?

We may as well be told…

Ask why a doctor’s office is so cold

For the answer is quite the same:

Preventing illness is the name of the game

Germs and infections spread in the heat

We vulnerable ones can best defeat

Our germy predicament

In a cool environment

Sorry, bugs, about your weather

We’re putting on an extra sweater.

Virginia L. 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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