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Let Down!

A reflection on failed adult social care …..

You let me down: You said you’d care
You said you’d nurse him – be aware
You said you’d feed him, said you’d be
His refuge and his family
You said you’d fill his life with joy
You’d treat him well; you would employ
Dignity and trust, respect and grace
Yet did you heck – such a disgrace

For in the place of each of these
You upped his hurt and misery
And failed to get to know the man
To really know, to understand
To treat him with worth and value
To ensure that his own milieu
Was suitable for all his needs
You failed him in the face of greed

Yet in all truth it’s not just you
For cross the county out of view
A million sit in the same place
Ignored, neglected, case on case
In rocking chairs on slippery slope
No love, no time, no joy, no hope!
So bored to tears – stung in the eye
Just left to rot and left to die

Yet how we treat our elderly
Reflects on what society
Holds dear and echoes out so loud
The values that we each allow.
And just now civilised we are
Is judged by where we set the bar
To care for those who cared for us
And who now put in us their trust