Aging Poems

Aging Poems

Poems about elderly parents

Aging is a natural process of life. It begins the moment we are born. Strangely enough, most of us live under the illusion that we and our loved ones will never become old. When old age arrives, we are often unprepared. The natural order becomes reversed. The young help to care for the old. Those who need to be taken care of for the first time have a hard time accepting that they need help. This condition is a product of our culture that does everything it can to conceal the loss of youth. Confronting this reality is the beginning of a healthy relationship to life, aging and death.

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Poetry dealing with getting older

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Poem About Hunting With Dad
  • by Mac Mckenzie
  • Published: 9/3/2014
Keepsake

One day my dad was hunting, from his favorite hunting stand;
'Twas a giant Oak with perfect limbs, under which two deer trails ran.
Now this favorite spot of Daddy's was as unique as it could be,…

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  • Rating: 4.6
Poem About Remebering Dad Before He Fell Ill
  • by Tiffany Loftis
  • Published: 6/3/2014
Daddy I Remember

Daddy I remember, before you fell ill. The spark in your eyes, the laughter, the thrill.

Daddy, I long for that day, when that spark comes back. I wish, Daddy, God would cut you some slack.

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Poem About Grandmother With Alzheimer's
  • by Kate E. Cartwright
  • Published: Feb 2006
She May Not Remember Tomorrow

Every Morning
He helps her get up
Get ready for a day
That she may not remember tomorrow…

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  • Rating: 4.55
  • by Ruby Latimer Edwards
  • Published: Feb 2006
The Forgotten Mother

A gray old woman sits all alone
Unloved, uncherished and unknown.
Sitting beside her broken door.
Dreaming of days past long ago,…

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  • Rating: 4.52
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Living With Dementia

She's trapped inside the prison walls
That used to be her mind.
The woman that she used to be,
Has long been left behind.…

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  • Rating: 4.49
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Inspirational Poem About Alzheimer's
Long Goodbyes

Nancy Reagan once said: "Alzheimer's is just another word for a long goodbye" Doctor's told us that Alzheimer's is a horrible disease that strips you of your dignity and pride. Nurses told us that som…

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Alzheimer's Disease
  • by Kathleen B. Hagen
  • Published: Nov 2008
What Is Pain

Pain is watching yourself fade into a helpless person
Pain is not being able to do what you did yesterday
Pain is not remembering what you did and why or where you bought things…

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  • Rating: 4.33
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Children All Grown Up Poem
  • by Tyrene Gibert
  • Published: Feb 2006
Mother


She's sitting in a rocking chair.
She's peeking out the window,
looking at the children playing, remembering her own.
She thinks back to baking bread for sandwiches, putting…

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  • Rating: 4.27
  • by Gary Davis
  • Published: May 2008
We'll Take Fall Together

Shall we take Fall together,
go sifting through the fallen leaves
and gaze upon the golden hues,
while waiting for the freeze?…

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  • Rating: 4.16

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