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Man Died Alone In An Old Age Home And This Is What He Left Behind

It was a typical nursing home with normal patients, but there was one man amongst them who was scribbling about his life in a corner. No one noticed when and how he started doing it, but he was scripting his experiences. 

Mak Filiser, a man who is 88 years old, died in a ward of a nursing home and left behind something that no one ever wondered would have been there. 

But one day after he died, the nurse came to clean Mak's room and found a poem that Mak had written and was floored by his words. In today's world when kids behave cranky with their parents, and grandparents and take the step of leaving them at an old age home, this should be an eye opener. 

Man Died Alone In An Old Age Home And This Is What He Left Behind

Man Died Alone In An Old Age Home And This Is What He Left Behind

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Meet Mak, the 88-year-old man who used to live in an old age home. 

Meet Mak, the 88-year-old man who used to live in an old age home. 

Like all old aged people, he had no one to take care of him or love other than his fellow mates at the old age home. 

Like all old aged people, he had no one to take care of him or love other than his fellow mates at the old age home. 

There are a lot of old aged people like him living in this condition. 

There are a lot of old aged people like him living in this condition. 

When the nurse went over to clean his room, she found this written on a piece of paper: 

When the nurse went over to clean his room, she found this written on a piece of paper: 

What do you see nurses? What do you see?

What are you thinking…when you're looking at me?

A cranky old man…not very wise,

Uncertain of habit…with faraway eyes?

Who dribbles his food…and makes no reply.

When you say in a loud voice…I do wish you'd try!'

Who seems not to notice…the things that you do.

And forever is losing…A sock or shoe?

Who, resisting or not…lets you do as you will,

With bathing and feeding…The long day to fill?

Is that what you're thinking? Is that what you see?

Then open your eyes, nurse…you're not looking at me.

I'll tell you who I am . . . . .. As I sit here so still,

As I do your bidding…as I eat at your will.

I'm a small child of Ten…with a father and mother,

Brothers and sisters…who love one another

A young boy of Sixteen…with wings on his feet

Dreaming that soon now…a lover he'll meet.

A groom soon at Twenty…my heart gives a leap.

Remembering, the vows…that I promised to keep

At Twenty-Five, now…I have young of my own.

Who need me to guide…And a secure happy home.

A man of Thirty…My young now grown fast,

Bound to each other…With ties that should last.

At Forty, my young sons…have grown and are gone,

But my woman is beside me…to see I don't mourn.

At Fifty, once more…Babies play 'round my knee,

Again, we know children…My loved one and me.

Dark days are upon me…My wife is now dead.

I look at the future…I shudder with dread.

For my young are all rearing…young of their own.

And I think of the years…And the love that I've known.

I'm now an old man…and nature is cruel.

It's jest to make old age…look like a fool.

The body, it crumbles…grace and vigor, depart.

There is now a stone…where I once had a heart.

But inside this old carcass, a young man still dwells,

And now and again…my battered heart swells

I remember the joys…I remember the pain.

And I'm loving and living…life over again.

I think of the years, all too few…gone too fast.

And accept the stark fact…that nothing can last.

So open your eyes, people…open and see.

Not a cranky old man.

Don't you think they need love and not a time alone like this? 

Don't you think they need love and not a time alone like this? 

Watch this documentary that highlights the old aged people living in an old age home: 

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