We got Geriatrics in the city,
Geriatrics in our homes,
Geriatrics in the country
Geriatrics living alone.
I’ve got geriatric plants in my geriatric greenhouse
And geriatric books on my geriatric shelves.
Geriatric dust on my geriatric furniture
And geriatric money in the geriatric bank.
I’ve got a geriatric dog
Who needs a geriatric to walk him.
There’s a geriatric tape playing
In my geriatric taper player.
And a geriatric pile of bills
That long have been a’waiting.
I gave a geriatric monologue at a business meeting today;
After I spent four hours looking for an article that I had forgotten
where I stored it away.
My geriatric ‘moment’ has turned into a geriatric day.
My ‘juvenile’ aquaintances no longer ask me to play.
Now geriatric’s not a curseword if it’s used in a way that’s
It becomes one when it grows into a tree that overtakes my mind.
For Geriatric is great wisdom
When I use it in my Creator’s way.
Geriatric can bring light and love
And healing every day.
If I use my geriatric gifts and talents
In new things I do and say
I may see ‘geriatric’ in a whole new way!
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