there it stands, alone
after losing everything it had
trunk, branches, leaves
whose journey started from its base
once the channel of their food and water
now stands with no purpose of its own
years of serving was of no worth
it was meant to serve and die alone.
India is home to 100 million elderly people. According to some recent reports, every second elderly person in India suffers from abuse within family and many of them are abandoned by their children. We should not forget that what goes around comes around. Respect your elders, treat them with the same care and affection like they treated you!