Hearthside Manor – University Place, WA
Lon Cole is a dear friend of Hearthside Manor who also suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. He has offered to share a poem with our readers each month. These poems are from his new book: Celebrate Survival. Enjoy!
Waiting in Line
Waiting in line can be such a pain
While others move forward I still remain
How long will it take I’ll be here all day?
It’s driving me crazy how long must I stay?
Please call my number before I go mad
Why is everyone staring at me? Do I look
I can’t even remember why I got in the line
If I don’t get out of here I will lose my mind
Somebody cut that’s not fair to the rest
I’m tired and I am angry at the whole
stinking mess “closed for lunch” what’s happening to me
I think I am losing it what else can it be?
I’m out of here I can’t wait anymore
I will come back tomorrow but it’s such a great bore.