Aging Poems

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. Signs That You Are Old

    List Poem About Aging

    You find you're getting hairier though not atop your head.
    You somehow sustain injuries while sleeping in your bed.
    Your arm is not quite long enough to make the fine print clear.
    You walk into a room then think - Now why'd I come in here?

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  3. 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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    I just love your poems - keep writing. You inspire me to keep writing myself.

  4. I'm A Person Too

    Poem From Patient To Hospital Staff

    Here I lie in bed again, Awaiting my next meal.
    A worker barges in my room, As if it's no big deal.

    What ever happened to courtesy? Just a little knock.

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    Wow! Beautiful Poem. I needed a poem for my English class. This right here is phenomenal. I volunteer at a hospital, so I work and see a lot of these patients. This poem has reminded me to...

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  6. I Still Matter

    Dealing With Growing Old

    I'M STILL HERE

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

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    This poem really hit home with me. I will be 60 on my next birthday and it seems like years fly by like days. I too look in the mirror and wonder where all the lines and wrinkles have came...

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  7. The Little Boy And The Old Man

    Said the little boy, sometimes I drop my spoon.
    Said the little old man, I do that too.
    The little boy whispered, I wet my pants.
    I do too, laughed the old man.

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    I admit I didn't know Shel Silverstein until I bought a couple of sheets of stamps with his name on each stamp and a silly little sketch of a cartoonish little girl. "Who is Shel...

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  8. Changing Places

    Poem About When A Loved One Has 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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    For the first time in my life I came face to face with the struggle of Dementia. My mother was quiet about the reality of her daily life caring for the man she married over 60 years ago. She...

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  10. The Sands Of Time

    • By Stephanie M. Lawrence
    • Published: March 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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  11. The Hands Of A Warrior

    A Poem About Growing Old

    Purple veins strain against the skin.
    Pale, translucent, paper thin.
    Skinny fingers clawed in monstrous shapes,
    Brown spots from years that she can't erase.

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    I absolutely loved this poem. I had tears running down my face as I was reading it and as I read it again to my nieces. My mother's hands bother her a lot and have begun to change shape...

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  12. Remember Then

    • By Catherine Cordeiro
    • Published: June 2015
    Poem About Patience With Aging Mother

    When you feel bad for what you say
    Remember your mom wasn't always this way.
    She is your mom and used to be
    A woman who cared, much like me.

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    My mom is not 90. She is just 66 and is in that transition phase when you begin to realize she is growing old. It is a hard thing to realize. The woman who took care of you all your...

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  13. 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 am so sorry for your loss. Both the husband and your children. I am 63. I lost my husband to Pancreatic cancer last year. This year, I have lost my only child, her two children, and her...

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