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RIC S. BASTASA


the song of an old man


i

his song is sad
a white man in the nursing home
his children sent him there
and they did not bother


ii

the Filipina nurses him
everyday she takes care of him
as he pees
as he poos
she needs the money
she sends her children back in her country
to school
she needs the green bucks to pay her debts
she too has a sad song

iii

and there in the nursing home
the Filipina and the old white man sing their sad songs
they have broken hearts
one waits for his happy death
another one looks for her sad life

Submitted: Friday, April 10, 2009
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  • Veteran Poet - 2,614 Points Walterrean Salley (11/3/2014 12:51:00 AM)

    Interesting, insightful and very sad. But that's life. We're born. We live. We get sick and die. The good thing about the story is that the old man had aid, and the nurse got paid. Thanks. (Report) Reply

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