The Left Out People Of Our Society


I will put this notice on my post from now on, every time that I copy a post or anything else from Facebook, so all of my readers will know that this is not my work, but that of someone else. This, like so many of my posts have, came from Facebook. The photo was from Magic 107.7. The actual article is my own.

There is one sector in our society that gets left out of all of the neat things like the picture below. There are neat things like this about Mothers, Fathers, Grandmothers, and for Grandfathers. Once in a while there are things for Sisters ans Brothers. To my recollection, I have never seen one for Aunts or Uncles about nieces or nephews, except for greeting cards. And I have never even seen a greeting card or anything else about cousins.
For some reason, if a person either chose not to have children, or in my case was unable to have children, they don’t count for much of anything when it comes to special days, cute little sayings, or special cards. Once in a while it is possible to find a special card, but not too often, especially if the store where you are looking is a small one and therefore has a small greeting card section. I don’t know how other non-parent people feel, but it makes me feel like a non-person and is very depressing.
Not only does the commercial/business sector not do much for the non-parent, but the families don’t do much either. This is especially true if the non-parent is also a single person that lives in another state away from the majority of the family. It’s like since you didn’t have any children to carry on the family lineage, then you don’t deserve to have anyone else in the family visit you. You get told that “you are not worth it, after all you are only one person. If I am going to go on a trip, I am going to go where there are many people to visit and not just one.” I can understand the statement, but I cannot understand why the rest of the family cannot chip in to help the single person make the trip to visit the other family members.

I don’t have any granddaughters, because I was unable to have children, but I sure do have a lot of beautiful nieces and cousins. Apparently that doesn’t count when the cute little pictures, greeting cards, and/or sayings are made. This is very depressing so far as I am concerned. What’s worse is that I don’t know how to remedy the situation because if I did, I would surely do it.

Since I do a lot of writing, and poetry is part of my expertise, maybe I just need to make some things up myself and submit them to different greeting card companies. If anybody has any comments, please don’t hesitate to leave them below.