Beds, Pillows, and Sheets
We are Nursing Home beds, pillows, and sheets
We are plain and simple, but we comfort those in need
We support them, spend time with them days and nights
Listening to every whisper; catching each tear when they cry.
We become best friends when they move into our home
We welcome all people, no matter where they’re from
Whether they’re Black, Asian, Hispanic, or White
All have sadness in their eyes; all face the same frights.
When our friends are happy, we know who will come soon
When our friends are sad, perhaps, they have been marooned
Hiding their pain, they pull the sheet up high
Covering their heads, turning to pillow as they weep and cry.
When seeing them in pain; it makes us sad
When seeing them laugh; it makes us glad
And when seeing them sad; it makes us on edge
Jim Huynh – March 17, 2020