I am still right here…though gnarled and wrinkled so.
Yes time has had it’s way with me and I guess I’ve gotten old.
But still I’m hear before your eyes, take the time to see.
I may be old and forgetful at times, but don’t forget to remember me.
Don’t you know I cared for you from the day that you were born?
I nuzzled your little bitty head and you were loved and so adored.
Fed you and I clothed you and kept a roof above your head.
Played with you, sang to you, read stories before I put you to bed.
I picked you up each time you fell and brushed away your tears.
Bandaged and Kissed every booboo you had and shushed away your fears.
I taught you how to ride your bike, watched you climb your first tree.
I taught you to be a polite and good, you knew to say mam and please.
Why do I remind you of these times thats now gone past, you say.
Because today it seems that I have somehow gotten in your way.
I know you are busy with your family and working hard everyday.
Running to and fro, going here and there and I don’t mind to wait.
Just want to hear from you once in a while , I sometimes get lonely.
Please come and visit me soon and don’t forget to remember me.
Take a stroll down the halls of a Nursing Home…take note of the sadness in their eyes…the lonliness…sense the feeling that floats through the air…so many have been forgotten.