Thursday, December 12, 2013

Rock Away Rest.......

Twas the PRE-Christmas party at Rock Away Rest
and all of us seniors were looking our best -
Our glasses, how sparkly, our wrinkles, how merry;
our punch bowl held prune juice, plus three drops of sherry.

A bed sock was taped to each walker, in hope
that Santa would bring us soft candy and soap,
We surely were lucky to be there with friends,
secure in this residence and in our depends.

Our grand-kids had sent us some Christmassy crafts,
like angels in snowsuits and penguins on rafts -
The dental assistant had borrowed our teeth,
and from them she'd crafted a Holiday wreath.
The bedpans so shiny, all stood in a row
reflecting our candle's magnificent glow -
Our supper so festive, (the joy wouldn't stop),
was creamy warm oatmeal with sprinkles on top.

Our salad was Jell-O, so jiggly and great,
then puree of fruitcake was spooned on each plate -
The social director then had us play games,
- like - "Where Are You Living?" and "What Are Your Names?"
Old Grandfather Cooper was feeling his oats
proclaiming that reindeer were nothing but goats -
Our resident wanderer was tied to his chair,
in hopes that at bedtime he still would be there.
Security lights on the new fallen snow
made outdoors seem noon to the olde folks below-
Then out on the porch there arose quite a clatter
but we are so deaf that it just didn't matter

A strange little fellow flew in through the door
then tripped on the sill and fell flat on the floor -
Twas the Director, his Misses, all decked out in red
he jiggled and chuckled and patted each head.

We knew from the way that he strutted and jived
our pension cheques - must - just have arrived -
We sang(how we sang) in our monotone croak
till the clock tinkled out of its soft eight-p.m. stroke.

And soon we were snuggling deep in our beds
while nurses distributed nocturnal MEDS -
And so ends our Christmas at Rock-Away Rest,
'fore long you'll be with us - we wish you the best.



DJan said...

Saucy, did you write this wonderful poem? I simply LOVE it! You are so talented. And plus it's really funny. :-)

Red said...

Awesome poem! How true! Our Dad spent 5 years in the nursing home so I have a pretty good idea of nursing homes and senior behavior. Feeds aren't picking up my blog so you'll have to click on me to come for a visit.

biebkriebels said...

Ha,ha, you made a very funny post!

Red Nomad OZ said...

Hahahaha! That's HILARIOUS!! Although I'm sure all too soon I'll be laughing on the other side of my face ...

genie said...

OK, gal...did you write it? The poem is the best for old folk like me. It is sososos funny, and I can relate to a lot of it. My mother had to be tied into her chair because she would walk out of the care facility and head home.