Beds, Pillows & Sheets

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.

But we are saddest when they empty their last breath.


Jim Huynh – March 17, 2020