Saturday, December 24, 2016

Did You?

Did You?

Did you notice Me
entering the car
trying to find a place to
rest my weary bones?

Looking back, can you
approximate just
how many people I
passed in search of a seat?

In the seconds that ticked
between My demands and
your action, did you assess
My age and wonder more?

Was My crankiness a sign I 
might suffer from something--
could I have a cancer,
heart disease, dementia?

Did you wonder if I had a
family hoping strangers
looked out for Me like you’d
want for your elderly beloveds?

In the minutes that could’ve
passed with introspection,
you snapped my picture
without My permission.

You posted it on social media
Because I didn’t say PLEASE.

- Theresa Milstein


  1. Hi Theresa - we definitely need to consider others ... even before the word please comes out of our mouth - saying 'please have my seat'. Let us hope for a more thoughtful word in 2017 ... good to see you ... have a blessed time - cheers Hilary

    1. Hilary, I couldn't agree more. Happy Christmas and Happy New Year.

  2. A reminder that we all need to be a bit gentler and kinder in 2017. Thanks for sharing. :) Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

    1. Thank you, Jess. Happy New Year to you too! Let's hope for more kindness.

  3. So heartfelt. We need to be kinder to each other in 2017

  4. People do much without thinking about it. It's a shame. So much is lost.

    1. Magaly, I agree. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in ourselves.