World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
How sad is that?
That we need a day around the world
To pay attention to the fact that the elderly population
Are at risk
Abuse, Neglect, Exploitation.
That they are hurt
Uncared for when they cannot care for themselves
Stolen from when they are vulnerable
Made to feel obsolete when they should be revered.
Wearing a color on a specific day does not change any of this.
You start by wearing purple because you are made aware.
Once you are aware,
You pay attention.
Once you pay attention
You choose to do nothing
Or you choose
To make a difference
In one elderly person’s life.
Be nice to the old people.
Show the next generation how to do it right
Before you are the next old generation.