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.

Poetry dealing with getting older

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  • By Ruby Latimer Edwards
  • Published: February 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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It's great that your kids stay in touch but it's not as easy as you say in your comment at the end. Some of us have done all that yet we have been totally cast aside. Think about how you...

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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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I understand what you are going through. My mother is nearing the late stage of Alzheimer's. We have a live-in caregiver, but my sister and I rotate weekends caring for her. People who don't...

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Poem About Hunting With Dad
  • By Mac Mckenzie
  • Published: September 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,
'cause a lightning bolt had burned a giant hole down through that tree....

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Poem About The Pain Of Dementia
  • By DORIS BULLARD
  • Published: September 7, 2015
Dementia

Where did you come from,
you evil one?
I cannot remember
that tomorrow has come.

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I lost my husband 6 months ago..my love my life my best friend. We shared a great 35 years but there isn't a day that's not filled with tears. I miss him so much & the nights are so long...I...

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Poem About The Sadness Of Alzheimer's
Changing Places

I see the sadness in your eyes,
The times that you are knowing
What's happening to your wondrous mind,
The symptoms you are showing.

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I have met people with memory loss and I have spent time with them and with their caregivers/families at a respite care center where I have been volunteering and where I have shared the novel...

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Poem About Grandmother With Alzheimer's
  • By Kate E. Cartwright
  • Published: February 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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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 some go back to their childhood and some act like they're five. And we have all said: "We love her so much" but she has changed, she's just not the same.

You see the doctors were wrong, you could never take away our mother's dignity or pride. Did she loose her dignity by asking us to bathe her, dress her, love and care for her? I say no, because she did all those things and more for us.
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Poem About A Changing Body
A Lament Of The Aging

I am old,
So I've been told
By magazines and TV commercials
Portraying perfect complexions,

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Continuous degeneration occurs in physical bodies of one and all with age. Realization of the fact that you are not alone in facing such issues helps in tolerating the pain. The mention of...

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Children All Grown Up Poem
  • By Tyrene Gibert
  • Published: February 2006
Mother


She's sitting in a rocking chair.
She's peeking out the window,
looking at the children playing, remembering her own....

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