Aging Poems

Poems about Growing Old

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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  1. Changing Places

    Poem About The Sadness Of Alzheimer's

    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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    This poems covers so many terminal situations and what we go through, but no poem will show what the victim goes through. The pain, fear, hopelessness they must be going through. On the other...

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  3. Clearing The Way

    Making The Most Of Time At An Older Age

    I have waited quite a long time to get old,
    So I think I should try to enjoy it.
    I can't turn it in for a refund,
    And I surely don't want to destroy it.

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    • Rating 4.53
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    Love this poem for many reasons. Its message hit home for me, and I love the positive spin you put on it because aging can be so depressing at times. I love the form of this poem; it's my...

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  4. The Forgotten Mother

    • By Ruby Latimer Edwards
    • Published: February 2006

    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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    Poignant posts. Very hard to read, but I couldn't stop. I raised my kids and can see the moment when I'll likely feel the same as the above writers. My father's gone but mom's still here. I...

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  6. 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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    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...

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  7. 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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    • Rating 4.41
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    Wow, what a beautiful poem. To feel that kind of love and then be able to express it in such a way that I actually felt warm inside reading it is amazing. You described your wife in such a...

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  8. Mother

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


    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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    • Rating 4.38
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    This poem made me cry, which to me, the mark of a good poem is if it evokes a deep feeling. I feel so very sad for this woman, and your words cut to the very core of her feelings of loss,...

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  10. She May Not Remember Tomorrow

    • By Kate E. Cartwright
    • Published: February 2006
    Poem About Grandmother With Alzheimer's

    Every Morning
    He helps her get up
    Get ready for a day
    That she may not remember tomorrow...

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    • Votes 50
    • Rating 4.32
  11. Keepsake

    • By Mac Mckenzie
    • Published: September 2014
    Poem About Hunting With Dad

    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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    • Votes 76
    • Rating 4.32
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    Oh my goodness, this is the most beautiful poem I've ever read. The story you tell so perfectly through the rhythm and verse of your poem. It's so endearing and touching. I feel like I just...

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  12. Long Goodbyes

    Inspirational Poem About Alzheimer's

    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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    My dear grandma, Doris, left us in January. She left an awful heartache in our hearts. She let an impression on me and all my family. She was a beautiful woman with a heart of gold. Friendly...

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  13. I Still Matter

    • By Patricia A. Fleming
    • Published: September 26, 2017
    Dealing With Growing Old

    I'M STILL HERE

    My looks are nothing special,
    My face reveals my age,

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    • Rating 4.26

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