Elderly Parents Longing For Love!

Skin shrinking, physique thinning
Both eyes vision fading - black colored
Hair getting grey, walking unsteady,
Getting older longing for love! 1

Suffering old-age while there is
...nobody to show compassion,

Gets weariness without bearing
...the loss of the spouse - am I correct?

Is it not the duty
...to protect the elders like eyes?

Longing after they leave us
...is nothing but paltriness! 2

by Dr.V.K. Kanniappan

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To say this is powerful is woefully understated. I feel an immense gratitude when poetry or any art form like this survives through the ages to allow us in modern times a true glimpse of life or events of the past. They become historic treasures, forever to be admired and remembered.