IOI (7/4/1934 / Hebburn.Co Durham U.K)

The Best Laid Plans For J.T Ellison

The best laid plans

He sits and thinks but rarely shares
the subject of his pondering
He is convinced nobody cares
to hear his views on anything.

He does not like to watch T.V.
unlike the other residents.
He’s happy sitting quietly
Reviewing long ago events.

When he was self sufficient.
Intelligent and capable
‘til a cerebral accident
which rendered him incapable

of living independently.
Forced his reception into care
although it’s very plain to see
He would much rather be elsewhere.

Though he’s disabled physically
His mental capability
is not impaired apparently.
He accepts philosophically.

Life rarely goes as you have planned.
We meet with things we don’t expect
for fate not man is in command
What fate decrees we must accept.

22/04/2009
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