A Generation 

A generation too proud

To ask for a helping hand

Even when the odds-

Are against them 

Independently they stand

Stand up as a beacon

To a past and safer time

When people did for themselves

Looked after their neighbours

People who are self-reliant –

And very, very kind

But they need to understand 

That we owe them so very much

We know –

They don’t want to make a fuss

But it isn’t a sign of weakness

To ask for a steady hand –

To help them to rise up

A generation to venerate

A generation to love

A generation so proud 

A generation now alone