Aging Poem

Making The Most Out Of What Time Is Left

At 97, I can look back on many things, regret the things I never finished and determine what I still can do, which is walk, talk, eat and sleep, plus creating crossword puzzles..That I can still see to do and takes no physical effort. I feel it keeps that one brain cell alive, and, having formed a partnership with Jonah Phillips (The Crossword Hobbyist) know that my puzzles will be a pastime for many older people in years to come.

Featured Shared Story

No Stories yet, You can be the first!

Share your story! (0)

The Time Of My Life

© more by Alora M. Knight

Published by Family Friend Poems August 2018 with permission of the Author.

I realize I've reached the time
When it's very plain to see
That I now must be selective
In what my preferences will be.
No longer can I toss a coin
To see which direction I should go.
As far as speed in getting there,
Only one would fit, and that is SLOW.
It's wise to have a goal each day,
There is no doubt about it.
A reason to rise each morning.
No one should be without it.
Still, if I decide to dilly-dally
Throughout the passing day,
A bit of procrastination
Is bound to come my way.
I can read with great delight
Great books that I've forgotten,
And if I chose, I now can read
The ones that were verboten.
I do not waste my energy
On things that can't be changed.
If I spent time on past mistakes,
I soon would be deranged.
Life has much to offer
To each and everyone.
I hope to conquer many things
Before my time is done.
When I've fulfilled my challenges,
And hopefully passed each test,
Then I will wave a fond good goodbye,
Content I've done my best.



Words have always been an important part of my life. My mother taught to read before I started school and coached me through winning spelling contests. I had to learn the meaning of the words, too. I've written books and articles for Salesian Inspirational Mission, Chicken Soup for the Sister's Soul, for newspapers and magazines, but receiving...

Read More

more by Alora M. Knight

  • Stories 0
  • Shares 1552
  • Favorited 23
  • Votes 211
  • Rating 4.40

Back to Top