Updated: Mar 30, 2022
I spent the first seven years of my twenties working with kids,
and the last three years
working with the elderly.
I’ve seen both sides of life;
and what have I learned from these experiences?
The kids are so full of potential,
while the elderly are paying the price for that potential.
Some chased their dreams,
Some of them abused their bodies in their youth
they suffer for it;
they thought that if they worked hard enough
that they would make their dreams come true.
But they didn’t,
their dreams never came true;
Their bodies brokedown in the attempt,
they have their chronic pain
to constantly remind them
that they sacrificed everything
for a dream that never came true.
I already know the trauma I’ve put my body through,
and every day I go to work,
I am reminded
about what the future has in store for me.
And to be honest,
it is heartbreaking.