Rest Home

In their eighties Dad needed
nursing care but Mum was
too frail to nurse him.

He moved to the rest home
down the road leaving Mum
behind missing him terribly.
She visited him every day
often stopping to talk to
other old men living there
with far fewer visits
brightening their days.

In time Dad passed away
leaving Mum in her frailty
still sorely missing him.
she could not bear to return
to the rest home she told
the matron at the supermarket.

Now the old men at the
rest home missed both
their friend and his
cheerful daily visitor.

Rest Home