Yesteryears Parents Lost In The Darkness Of Old Age.
by Charles Palmer-Allen
Within this modern day and age, it is strange how the dark memories of yesteryear comes to light in one's days of old age.
As per my quote; "The loneliest elders are the kindest. The saddest elders smile the brightest. The most damaged eldest are the wisest. All because they do not wish to see their adult children suffer the way they do."
These true words in memory of my wonderful mother who sadly passed away when I was but 10 years old, pulls the tattered cords of my saddened heart.
Memories of how my single struggling mother was viciously tossed aside by family, living a tear filled lonely, sad and painful life. Damaged by the cruelty of others, that eventually ended in a grave, which became a field of weeds, just as she always said it would be.
Today, if only she was still alive even at my old age, in my very own struggle, I would walk for miles to sell even my underwear to feed her. I would sleep on the hard cold floor, so that she could have my warm bed.
"Mom, my wonderful mother, sorry I lost you so soon in my young age, if only my own adult chilren would understand and accept the feelings of their old age parents too."