Thanks For Visiting
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My mom wrote this poem, she works in a Nursing Home and sometimes comes home with stories that fill tears in my eyes. The Elderly are so under appriciated and are forgotten sometimes. Thats not how its supposed to be, maybe one day this wrong will be righted.
As I walk in the door where I work
Residents are all over, looking for what?
Their Mom or Dad,
Home and Children.
One stops me in the hall.
Have you seen my son?
I just heard him call my name. Where did he go?
Then she walks away staring, Talking to herself.
Rocking chairs rock,
With a few sitting in them looking on.
One has her head down sleeping, one looking at me smiling.
A man waiting for the soup kitchen to open, he doesn't want to be hungry.
He still thinks he's homeless.
A lady has her baggy, to fill with food for her dog.
I don't no where he is she says," Will you send him home"?
I walk on further to my station, in rooms some are sleeping.,
Some just staring at the ceiling,
"come in son, Come in Sarah, time for dinner then time for bed."
As I walk on I see others who are smiling at me.
Then the ones that are walking with walkers, waiting for the bus to take them home.
Two or three walking fast down the hall looking for their street they live on.
One lady just sits and says nothing all day.
But when she sees her son or daughter she smiles away.
Hoping she going to go home.
There's another whole world in a nursing home.
The little cramped up rooms That they share sometimes becomes their home.
I hear them weeping at night
One gives me a kiss on the cheek,
I just took her to the bathroom.
I see some that no one visits at all.
They look out the window hoping someone will wave
Then theirs Virginia who sits in a rocking chair with All her belongings
Waiting for her son who forgot her Said she's only staying a while
Her purse her sweater, her teddy bear and she waits.
Virginia has gone to heaven now.
But there are people out there other than ourselves who needs a visit and hug.
Some were Nurses, Professors, Doctors, Lawyers, Some Jobs like mine Just a CNA.
But being a CNA I can make a few smiles happen and so could you.
please go visit a person in a nursing home today
It feels so good to see an old face smile.
Written By, Gayle Wilson '06
To visit and become a friend of a resident in a nursing home just go to your local one and ask somebody who works there. Please be loyal to them though.
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
By the name of Annabel Lee;
And this maiden she lived with no other thought
Than to love and be loved by me.
I was a child and she was a child,
In this kingdom by the sea;
But we loved with a love that was more than love -
I and my Annabel Lee;
With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven
Coveted her and me.
And this was the reason that, long ago,
In this kingdom by the sea,
A wind blew out of a cloud, chilling
My beautiful Annabel Lee;
So that her highborn kinsman came
And bore her away from me,
To shut her up in a sepulcher
In this kingdom by the sea.
The angels, not half so happy in heaven,
Went envying her and me
Yes! that was the reason
(as all men know, In this kingdom by the sea)
That the wind came out of the cloud by night,
Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee.
But our love was stronger by far than the love
Of those who were older than we
Of many far wiser than we
And neither the angels in heaven above,
Nor the demons down under the sea,
Can ever dissever my soul from the soul
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee.
For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And the stars never rise but I feel the bright eyes
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side
Of my darling, my darling, my life and my bride,
In the sepulcher there by the sea,
In her tomb by the sounding sea.
The following is poetry created by Natasha Chamberlin, and is used under her consent.
Thank the Lord for all of his glory
I step outside and have to shut my eyes,
For before me is a great surprise,
Warm sun rays dance upon my skin.
I smile happily as it fills me deep within,
Rays of hope ignite my soul,
Make me want to fly and makes me whole.
I look around and notice all that’s before me,
It makes me cry and want to fall to my knees,
Beautiful skies in all shades of blue,
Little honey bees dart about in the midafternoon,
Flowers of many colours, sizes and shapes,
Dragonflies, birds, trees and greens, nothing is fake,
It makes me realize just how lucky we are,
For all that you see near and far,
Are precious gifts from our father our Lord above.
His love is never ending and is pure like a snow white dove.
From this day fourth I will take the time,
To stop what I am doing and look around,
To see all blessings that’s before me,
To thank the Lord for all his glory.
By Natasha Chamberlin
Dedicated to all of my friends and loved ones
When I am alone and in need of a friend, there you are just around the bend,
When I need a hug or am feeling in pain, there you are be it sun or rain,
You make me laugh, you make me smile, you bring me joy that's so worthwhile,
You are always there when I need a helping hand,
You fill my life with music like a rock star band,
You are all my earth angels, my gifts from above,
You are my friends that I am so proud of.
(This is a little poem I wrote to thank all my friends for taking the time to get to know me, for always being there and for all the good memories that we share.)
xx Natasha Chamberlin
Heavenly Helpers by Your Side
In a field and I am running, running from what I do not know. Faster and faster I run trying to find the gate, the gate to freedom. Is it in sight or am I lost forever in this blackened fog. I scream out in despair, for a helping hand to guide me there, does anyone understand or care? I reach out but nothing can be found, I am screaming but nothing can be heard, I am fighting the demons of despair. Help me as I am falling and need a friend in my deepest hour! Is anybody there?
If you are feeling this way then please do not give up hope. You are never alone no matter how rocky or dark the road may seem. There are people all around you who care and love you, even if they do not always show it. When you reach out they are there to take your hand. You just need to let go of the pain and see what is in front of you. Heavenly angels and helpers are constantly by your side too. They are carrying you, guiding you and helping you to get to the other side. Hold your head up high and wipe those cold tears from your eyes. Feel the presence of love all around you. Things are never as bad as they seem and there is always light at the end of the tunnel. You just need to have faith in yourself, those around you and your heavenly helpers.
I Thank You Lord
I thank you Lord for your understanding, I thank you for your kindness and giving,
You have blessed my life with love and happiness of many kinds.
You have shown me right from wrong, You are my teacher, my father and my best friend for life,
When I am down or feeling alone, It's you dear Lord who carries me on,
You are my hope and inspiration, my guiding star so bright.
I thank you Lord for each day I live, for every tear of joy that you give,
I thank you Lord for your tenderness, for making me your child,
For this I am truly blessed.
By Natasha Chamberlin
Hope For Depression Sufferers
Is this my life’s plan? Is this how it's meant to be?
Lost in a sea of darkness for all eternity,
I try to scream but my words are gone,
I cannot find them, there is something wrong.
My feet unable to move,
My lips sealed and bruised,
My thoughts away with the wind,
My mind and body heavy with sin.
Numb and weak I need to sleep,
Shut myself away for the entire week,
I want to laugh and sing, yes I do,
But I just can't, I feel so blue,
I do not understand or know why,
I feel I will never touch the sky.
Do not give up heart,
You are far too smart,
This feeling within you - all blues and greys,
They will go in good time they are not here to stay,
Fight your demons my friend,
And happy you will be till the end,
You are important you know you are,
You have come this far,
Look deep within yourself,
Put the cobwebs back on the shelf,
Feed your soul to help it grow,
Free your mind and let yourself go,
Place your body in the hands of the Lord,
He is your shield and he is your sword,
Let him hold you and bathe you in his love,
Whatever you do, never give up.
By Natasha Chamberlin