Disrespect: elderly parents…
The evil of money
is exacerbated in the striving for favor
in the wills of the elderly,
taking control out of selfishness not charity,
and manipulation beyond expectation,
so blatantly obvious in the slow and planned steps
into a parents financial affairs.
Like I am watching a film, if only it were,
where the greed of siblings
forces elderly parents into circumstances
that are less than wise and putting health at risk,
just for the opportunity of financial control
as the oncoming end of two lives draws near,
control will ensure the siblings future.
As minds fade, the elderly become prey
to those of ill-intent: the children,
blood but of such devious machinations,
it is hard to witness this scourge,
and while the parents are manipulated into believing
they are being cared for,
the children gain control by steps, until legal.
I am watching a move, interstate,
liquidating a valuable home, moving
to a potentially harsher environment,
so children can get their claws in;
their parents 80-90 years old,
just at the stage where they need help
to pay bills, invest and protect their money.
I have been helping them for 25 years,
and now my ex-in-laws are leaving,
manipulated by an avaricious sibling
who wants it all for her own family,
and she will do anything to secure her position,
having already manipulated them for a full year
to move to them, and come October, they’ll be gone.
I am sickened at the lack of love and respect
for people who have earned a grand life,
and are now at the mercy of such putrid souls,
who have no heart at all,
just a lust for money and selfish reasoning.
I helped out of love alone and although I can do nothing,
I pray for justice and my dear family’s happiness
in their remaining years.
Tony DeLorger © 2017