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: 2/15/2006
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,
When children played about her knee
Filling the air …

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  • Emailed 67
  • Votes 570
  • Rating: 4.51
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We are now living with my 81 year old mother in law. It is very hard. She is suffering from severe depression, my husband has started smoking again after several years (outside) and I hit the wine as …

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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 …

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  • Stories 18
  • Emailed 70
  • Votes 328
  • Rating: 4.48
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Hi all, I am a fellow caregiver and just came across this site... I have been a young(ish!) carer for my mother-in-law, who suffers from dementia, for the last three years now. I am in the process …

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  • by Kathleen B. Hagen
  • Published: 11/17/2008
Alzheimer’s 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 …

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  • Stories 1
  • Emailed 9
  • Votes 55
  • Rating: 4.31
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My sister was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, I realize each day when she calls me and always replies when her husband asks who she is speaking to, she always answers, my sister Nancy. …

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  • by Tyrene Gibert
  • Published: 2/15/2006
Children All Grown Up Poem, 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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  • Emailed 26
  • Votes 192
  • Rating: 4.29
  • by Gary Davis
  • Published: 5/11/2008
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?
We walk a little slower now,
our warm days have all but …

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  • Rating: 4.15
  • by Suhaills Rodriguez
  • Published: 2/15/2006
A Woman Forgotten

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 …

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  • Stories 1
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  • Votes 72
  • Rating: 4.14
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Reading this made me think of my grandma. She passed away in 2005 due to gallbladder cancer. I took care of her at home with help from VNA hospice...while she was alive family didn't bother to come …

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