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Lend a Hand

Old and Rusty are our joints
Serving Generations is what we’ve done
There are no competitions to prove our points
Teaching Humanity and love is what we’ve sown

It’s time for the nation to reap its harvest
Hard work of ours is to come to test
In our children have we produced zest

Now that we’re old
Which is supposed to be gold
Isn’t it their responsibility
To show their creditability

Lend a hand in our care
Show your love with your hearts bare
Show us that you respect and care
Isn’t it a chance that’s fair!


This Poetry is a Part of  Poetry Picnic Week 11 by Bluebell Books

Bluebell Books

and Thursday Poets Rally Week 55 by Jingle


BIG Thanks to Jingle for presenting me this ” Perfect Poet Award for Week 55 “

Perfect Poet Award Week 55

For Week 56, I would like to nominate Olivia.


48 responses

  1. Show your love for the poem

    March 26, 2012 at 03:16

  2. A wonderful poem, the first three lines are my favourite

    January 27, 2012 at 03:04

  3. powerful reminder, Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Rally.

    January 27, 2012 at 00:25

  4. Greetings:

    Hope that you have had a great Merry Christmas.

    Thanks for the delightful support along the way,

    Happy New Year.

    Share a piece of your poetry today at our poetry party today if you could.,

    Have fun!

    Sending you love and blessings.


    December 27, 2011 at 11:14

  5. like this one, good piece…I have written several poems about how the elderly are treated in our culture…it’s a theme I return to often

    December 8, 2011 at 00:15

  6. powerful….

    Happy Poetry Picnic.

    December 7, 2011 at 22:29

  7. powerful writing.


    December 6, 2011 at 20:29

  8. omg…..beautifully expressed,enjoyed reading…reminded me of grand-dad
    congrats for ur award

    December 6, 2011 at 15:39

  9. Ralph Murre loves water. In the deepest part of his heart, the sea in all of its manifestations, lyrically, matter-of-factly, speaks to him, sets him adrift. He’s writes with a true hand about a lot of ordinary things as well, as many poets do, but many poets don’t hear the sirens, don’t reach deep enough within for the extraordinary, as Ralph does, transforming line, rhythm, feeling, image, idea (note too: wry humor) in ways most uniquely his and inevitably ours.

    November 29, 2011 at 05:07

  10. Well deserved award 🙂

    November 15, 2011 at 08:36

  11. elderly certainly deserve our attention.

    November 10, 2011 at 23:28

  12. I enjoyed this and, as it seems, read it slightly differently than some of the others… Rather a cocky read (kind of ‘we’ve done our part, now you go take care of us’), but I really enjoyed it!

    November 9, 2011 at 23:09

  13. brilliant,

    if you did not join poetry picnic yet, welcome in.


    November 9, 2011 at 06:02

    • If have already joined The Picnic
      Thanks anyways for reminding.

      November 20, 2011 at 09:18

  14. a social commentary put into verse.
    well done.

    November 8, 2011 at 08:41

  15. a call to do what’s right 🙂 I like conscienscious poetry
    happy gooseberry day, and rhymes, I like those 🙂

    November 8, 2011 at 08:20

    • Thanks as same to you !! Cheers !!

      November 8, 2011 at 18:42

  16. It’s always sad when the old are forgotten. Well done

    November 7, 2011 at 20:07

  17. Meaningful message.

    November 7, 2011 at 08:00

  18. Show your love with your hearts bare..always

    November 7, 2011 at 05:07

  19. Show us that you respect and care

    …indeed. Poignant message.

    November 6, 2011 at 23:54

  20. Excellent message, I enjoyed the read 🙂

    November 6, 2011 at 17:42

  21. SiNA

    beautiful message here 🙂

    November 6, 2011 at 17:06

  22. ticklyturtle

    My friend, your words are laid out quite beautifully. Do keep up your work. Your blog is also looking good. ^_^

    Signed: The Tickly Turtle (Tickly Turtloid)

    November 6, 2011 at 06:49

  23. Great poem and something we all need to try and make sure we do. The older generations are a treasure who have and still do serve, we need to do our part to serve them too

    November 6, 2011 at 05:22

  24. Every generation is worse than the last…
    Amazing message here!

    November 6, 2011 at 03:46

  25. nice rhymes

    November 6, 2011 at 02:47

  26. Ina

    Very well said!

    November 6, 2011 at 01:35

  27. nice:)

    November 5, 2011 at 23:27

  28. team work makes a difference in life,
    thanks for sharing.

    November 5, 2011 at 20:43

  29. ZQ

    very respectful…sentiments, nicely said

    November 5, 2011 at 20:04

  30. Kay Salady

    Your poem is an excellent tribute to the elderly. I believe we should care for those who cared for us. It’s the right thing to do. Much love your way. Peace!

    November 5, 2011 at 18:25

    • Well said .. Thanks for your amazing words ..

      November 8, 2011 at 18:46

  31. Very nicely done! We all should respect each other, especially our elders. I enjoyed reading this poem! Peace and blessings, Terri

    November 5, 2011 at 10:48

  32. Very true. Bringing light and reminders to the plight of the elderly. What golden years right?!! Enjoyed.

    November 5, 2011 at 09:03

  33. A great tributes to our parents, grandparents and the elderly. It is imperative that we reciprocate the love and care that they have showered on us. We owe them our respect by not dumping them in old age homes:)

    November 3, 2011 at 20:42

    • Truly said sir … Thanks for even stopping by !!

      November 5, 2011 at 08:45

  34. lending a hand is a blessed act,

    love your message, fantastic write.

    November 1, 2011 at 00:53

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