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.

Inspirational Poems about Aging

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  1. Encore!

    Growing Old And Feeling Forgotten

    Those things that meant the most to me
    Are no longer in my life.
    And those people most important
    Have vanished now from sight.

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  3. Hourglass

    Time Speeds Up As We Age

    At fifty-something
    I begin to feel the rising panic

    that probably gets worse later

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  4. My Mom

    • By RHODORA E. PIZARRO
    • Published: May 5, 2020
    An Aging Mother

    Her face now aged with visible lines.
    She calls them the challenges of her lifetime.
    She walks every day though stricken with gout,
    Circling the park from north to south.

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  6. The Sands Of Time

    • By Stephanie M. Lawrence
    • Published: March 17, 2020
    The Ways In Which Times Changes Us

    I look in the mirror and see
    A stranger looking back at me.
    Who's that person standing there
    With wrinkled skin and such gray hair?

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  10. 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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  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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  12. Growing Old

    A Humorous Take On Our Efforts To Appear Young

    They said I was an "old fart"
    But I hardly think that's true
    My boobs were done in '75
    But my teeth and knees are new.

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  13. Just Another Year

    Old Age And Birthdays

    The years are taking their toll.
    Another birthday has now arrived.
    People you meet say you're still looking young.
    With a smile, you wink and say, "Nice try."

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    Age is only a number we accumulate through our journey along the path destined for us. “Just Another Year” gave our hearts a nudge. It’s all right to climb the ladder of numbers and let our...

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