Aging Poems

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.

Poems about elderly parents

Poetry dealing with getting older

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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 ..........
Votes: 10,  Rating: 4.6
The Forgotten Mother
By Ruby Latimer Edwards
A gray old woman sits all alone
Unloved, uncherished and unknown.
Sitting beside her broken door.
Dreaming of days past long ago,
When children played about her knee
Filling the air ..........
Votes: 549,  Rating: 4.52 , 9 Stories
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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.

There are times she’s quite alert,
Her memory’s still ..........
Votes: 324,  Rating: 4.48 , 17 Stories
Grandmother With Alzheimer, She May Not Remember Tomorrow
By Kate E. Cartwright
Every Morning
He helps her get up
Get ready for a day
That she may not remember tomorrow

Once a year
I walk in the door
Give her a hug
That she may not remember ..........
Votes: 5,  Rating: 4.4
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
I watched you when you did not know I ..........
Votes: 84,  Rating: 4.32
Alzheimer’s What Is Pain
By Kathleen B. Hagen
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 ..........
Votes: 54,  Rating: 4.3 , 1 Story
Children All Grown Up Poem, Mother
By Tyrene Gibert

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 ..........
Votes: 189,  Rating: 4.29
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Gift Of Life
By Tami Harmel
No one knows the gift of life
until it's seen in another's eyes.
What's he thinking I ask myself,
from this disease that he was dealt
He meets me at the door each day
with a great big ..........
Votes: 67,  Rating: 4.15
We'll Take Fall Together
By Gary Davis
Shall we take Fall together,
go sifting through the fallen leaves
and gaze upon the golden hues,
while waiting for the freeze?
We walk a little slower now,
our warm days have all but ..........
Votes: 53,  Rating: 4.15
A Woman Forgotten
By Suhaills Rodriguez
She sits in darkness
memories serve as her only company
a life so full of joy
now ending in lonesome misery.
What once was a devoted wife
and a loving mother
is now nothing more ..........
Votes: 71,  Rating: 4.13 , 1 Story
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