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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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 Hunting With Dad
  • By Mac Mckenzie
  • Published: September 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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  • 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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I can relate. It seems this is how it is now. But try not to allow it to make you bitter. The isolation is worse than death, so don't let it make you bitter.

We are elderly...

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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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To Watch You, Admire You, Adore You

I was a blessed today in a special way
I was able to be with you all day

I got to watch you, admire you, adore you and appreciate your smile ...

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She is so lucky to have you. It is hard to believe what's in the eye of the beholder.

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 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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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,
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Alzheimer's Disease
  • By Kathleen B. Hagen
  • Published: November 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
Pain is not being able to see the flowers or the children on the other side of the room...

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No story, just a big thank-you.
Reading some of your stories made me cry. Lives touched, afraid of the future, of what might be. But together it won't be so hard.
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Poem About The Progression Through Life
  • By Ji.Kan
  • Published: August 25, 2016
Reflecting On Life

Growing up is tough,
Growing up is hard.
Do you remember taking off your diaper in the front yard?
Fairytales read

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