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  1. 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 passed long ago,

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    I can so relate. My son, 33 now, moved to the states 5 years ago. Of course he found himself a girlfriend whose family is always in the picture. Since he had been a teenager, he started...

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  3. Elusive Sleep

    Funny Poem About Not Getting Enough Sleep

    Restful sleep has proved elusive.
    Lack of it is not conducive
    To my overall wellbeing,
    As I stare up at the ceiling.

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  4. Clearing The Way

    Poem About Aging Gracefully

    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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    It is genuinely a beautiful poem depicting the harsh reality of life that many of us don't really know how to handle the unwanted changes that old age brings with it. One always lives in this...

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  6. The Time Of My Life

    Making The Most Out Of What Time Is Left

    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.

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  7. The Grandfather Clock

    • By James Sielschott
    • Published: September 2014
    Grandfather Clock Watching Over Family

    In a dusty, dark corner of a very old house,
    sits the tall, wooden worn out clock.
    It has seen its share of memories and pain,
    keeping perfect time with a tick and a tock.

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    We're all clocks just trying to keep up with time, knowing full that in the end, time will win.

  8. I Am Not Old

    Funny Poem About Refusing To Age

    My eyes are fine; they are just printing words small.
    I just use a walking stick to seem stately and tall.

    Nothing is wrong with my sense of smell.

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    Very nicely described and also the way it became funny was absolutely fantastic.

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  10. Invisibility

    Lonely Elderly People Feeling Unseen

    As a child, I recall, I used to think the coolest thing to be,
    truly nothing could be more fun than invisibility.

    I could sneak up on my sisters and scare them if I chose.

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  11. To Heck With Tech

    Humorous Poem About Change

    A little old lady, I do not mind being.
    What I find I don't like are the changes I'm seeing.
    My marbles are still rolling in the right direction.
    I enjoy this old world, though it has imperfections.

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    I enjoyed your poem. I certainly know where you're coming from. When it comes to tech, I'm not tech-savvy either. It seems like every time you get things down pat, they change the whole...

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  12. Will I Lose Myself?

    Questions About Growing Old

    Will I slowly wither like a leaf
    That falls upon the earth?
    Once void of all its Autumn hues,
    It loses all its worth.

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  13. On Your Shoulders

    • By Magnus I. Rasmussen
    • Published: October 2018
    An Ode To A Father With Alzheimer's

    I remember the times
    You'd flip me onto your shoulder
    Freefalling skyward
    Taller, older

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    This poem so reminds me of the relationship my Daddy and I had. He had a major surgery in 1971 and because of that and the effects of the anesthesia, his decline began. It took a while for us...

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