Ninety something

Getting out in the sunlight
after a season in the old people’s home
there she is, pushed by an angry looking woman
who wears sunglasses and an expensive coat.

Her wheel chair is brightly decorated with balloons
and she is smiling. She made it through another Winter.
“Let’s go to the harbour!” she says with her birdly voice.
“I want to be close to the water!”

I am not sure this is a good idea,
as the expression of her daughter’s face is changing.
“Yes mother, what a lovely thought!” she says
before giving the chair a big push in the right direction.


Comments on: "Ninety something" (10)

  1. Lovely Ina, once again, I like the contrast here of what we/you think and what we/you actually do! So true.

    • Hi David, thank you very much 🙂 It is true some people say one thing and mean the other.

      This really happend btw 🙂 I don’t think it ended in tragedy though or I would have heard about it by now ! 🙂

  2. Made e smile!

    Ouch!! Poor mother!!! 🙂

    Love and hugs xs

  3. A precious moment. Very nice poem Ina.

  4. A little bit of the Alfred Hitchcock in this…a story unfolding that might never be told?

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