out for assistance
and no one is within bounds.
Reaching out with questions
and no one will perceive.
Reaching out to those we entrust with our lives
Are only distant observers.
When will I receive the much needed attentiveness?
When will I qualify for the much needed resolution?
When will those near me realize my dilemma?
Who is to say I will be blessed
with accurate treatment?
Who is to say I will secure
all the unanswered queries?
Who is to say those we entrust
will detect and consider our pleas?
Who is to say?
Give us back our dignity
to live in this fast paced atmosphere
Give us in return some sensitivity
to escort us through the day.
Give back some abandoned joys
so as to augment more memories.
Give us back our lives!
(c) Maureen B. Black