"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. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) One Response Allegra Silberstein May 20, 2017 So true …getting old is not for sissies. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.