Waiting In Line

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
that bad?

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.

If you want to learn more about Lon, check out is website or his facebook page.

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