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Say No to old age homes

Discussion in 'Poetry' started by sathyavenkat, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. sathyavenkat

    sathyavenkat New IL'ite

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    SAY NO TO OLD AGE HOMES

    By giving us birth and letting us grow,

    They shed their blood and sweated their brow,

    At every stage of our lives
    They were there by our side

    In our triumphs, they rejoiced!
    In our defeat, they shared our grief

    Who else but our PARENTS
    Can be so kind and good to us?

    As we grow and take new roles
    By way of marriage or going offshore,

    We turn cold blooded or heartless to say,
    To the same old parents- whom we had promised to repay,

    We turn them out from our heart and homes…
    To “old-age homes” where they are left to roam,

    In their heart they have bitter memories,
    And in our hearts we are guilty.

    The sacrifices we have to make,
    By way of taking care of them in their old age,

    Are very minor – which we should surmount,
    For when there is a will there is a way.

    If only every child makes a promise to keep..
    His parents with himself, many a joy he would reap..

    A blissful home, a stress free life
    Will be his forever- forever in life.
     
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  2. roopadadia

    roopadadia Silver IL'ite

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    So very true Sathya.

    But what about those who are abroad and the parents are here....some of such parents plight is so pitiful.

    Though these parents are not staying in a old age home....but still they daily miss their children and one such couple in our society, pleads us please brain wash my sons to come back to INdia.

    We try to help them as much as we can...but we too have our own limitations.

    Warm regards
    Roopa.
     
  3. sathyavenkat

    sathyavenkat New IL'ite

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    Yes Roopa, Practicalities apart, this was an outpouring on seeing old people lodged in such homes......
     
  4. Shanvy

    Shanvy IL Hall of Fame

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    hi satya,

    Welcome to IL and that too with a bang.

    I agree.. and I am back in chennai taking care of my FIL who was finding it difficult to stay alone..my husband is still working abroad...

    Do you think all those people who have left their parents in old-age homes feel even a small amount of guilt..i doubt....

    I am against old-age homes...
     
  5. kanaka Raghavan

    kanaka Raghavan IL Hall of Fame

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    Very touching poem.I am also against old age homes.People should take time off and think about they would feel in the same situation.
     
  6. sathyavenkat

    sathyavenkat New IL'ite

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    Dear Shanthi,

    Do not take away my trust in the goodness of fellow human beings, by asking whether i belive they r guilty!!! A sad state really.......
     
  7. Sriniketan

    Sriniketan IL Hall of Fame

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    Hi Satya,
    nicely written!
    I am also against old age homes!
    But in some homes the treatment they receive, it is better to be in old age homes than in their own houses!
    This makes me feel sad!

    sriniketan
     

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