‘Child is the father of the man’ it is said trend setters
Rightly today’s children and youth are to become elders
Tomorrow! Lo! We forget and treat elders horrible
Making their lives miserable, living impossible!
Necessity arose for UN to declare a day
“World Elders Abuse Awareness Day”, make the people pay
Respect and treat them well –no abuse at least- for God’s sake
As we treat them so we will be treated by our wards-forsake!
At homes and places public, for them we find no respect
Atrocious it is to treat them bad, abuse and neglect!
Shame it is to find them suffer hell at the old age home
While their children sit in joy in the house the parents built!
On this day important let us take a pledge-pledge not to
Abuse the seniors but in fact to protect them well
Show all our love and affection when health fails and fall ill
The least that one can do to his parents and mentors full!