"Two Old Men Disputing" by Rembrandt ‘Baby Boomers Are Aging’ by Kathy Figueroa The Society May 20, 2017 News of Note, Poetry 1 Comment Baby boomers are aging Sometimes, dementia takes hold It isn’t a pleasant thing But happens as folks get old Personalities might change This can cause consternation When someone starts acting strange It’s a bad situation What is a person to do When a friend becomes bonky? Relationships get ruined When things go weird and wonky What if they behave in ways Both hurtful and offensive? It seems pointless – of no use To even get defensive You can’t suggest to someone That they go and take a pill If they’ve “gone off the deep end” But, yet, you care for them, still If they become deceitful And deny the things they’ve done What are you supposed to do When you can’t just turn and run? It’s a terrible disease One that seems devoid of hope So, until a cure is found We’ll pray for the strength to cope Kathy Figueroa is a writer and poet living in Ontario, Canada. Related Post A Translation of André Chénier’s ‘Elegy XX’... Born at Constantinople in 1762 of a French father and Greek mother, André Chénier grew up in pre-revolutionary France and studied at Paris. Well-read,... Tell the world:FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestRedditLinkedInEmail One Response Allegra Silberstein May 20, 2017 So true …getting old is not for sissies. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.