You See an Old Man

Posted on 01. Nov, 2017 by in Peer Support

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I found this this poem quite inspirational, thought I’d share

You See an Old Man

by Ann Schrag

You see an old man drooling in his wheelchair.

I see a man who could make almost anything with scrap metal from the junk pile.

You see an old man who speaks only when spoken to.

I see a man who told exciting stories of his encounters with grizzly bears and getting lost in the mountains.

You see an old man whose speech is garbled and confused.I see a man who sang hymn after hymn by memory to keep himself awake while driving through the night.

You see an old man who can’t remember his wife’s name.

I see a man who prayed for all of his children and grand children by name, every day.

You see an old man whose life no longer makes sense.

I see a man whom I can’t imagine life without because he’s always been there.

You see an old man.

I see a man I love, my Dad.