Alora M. Knight


About Alora M. Knight

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 comments from all over the world because of Family Friend Poems has been my greatest pleasure. Knowing my words inspired, amused, and comforted is a great blessing.

I will be 100 years old next year and have been fortunate to have been able to keep busy writing poems and creating crossword puzzles - over 1500. I will see what the future brings.

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    Poems by Alora M. Knight


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    • Posted on 09/05/19
    Creating Good Memories

    in Courage Poems

    No matter what life takes away,
    It leaves us memories
    That oft times are drawn to us
    Like flowers draw the bees.

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  • To Heck With Tech

    • Published: August 3, 2019
    Humorous Poem About Change

    in Aging Poems

    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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  • To Be A Volunteer

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    • Posted on 06/03/19
    Caring For People Who Are Handicapped

    in Haiku

    If you ever want to hear the words,"I love you."
    Become a volunteer.
    It doesn't take much
    Just a word or a touch,

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  • The Scenery

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    • Posted on 03/14/19
    Keeping A Cheerful Attitude In Public

    in Poems about Life Struggles

    We are all a part of the scenery, you know,
    No matter where you may live.
    There's someone who will feel your presence,
    Absorb the attitude that you might give.

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  • Seeds Of Wisdom

    • Published: March 4, 2019
    Using Your Words Carefully Around Children

    in Children Poems

    A gardener, if he's very wise,
    When it is planting season,
    Will always use the best of seeds.
    It only stands to reason.


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  • Alora M. Knight
  • 4 weeks ago

I'll be 100 next year and I know what it is like to have to give up many things, although I am fortunate in that I am still producing poetry and crossword puzzles. I thank God every day for allowing me these activities that make life more interesting. Each one must do the best they can with what they have. Being cheerful tops the list. -Alora Knight

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  • Alora M. Knight
  • 4 months ago

Dear Pat, I just read your poem today and know just how you feel. I can only thank my genes for the fact I look many years younger. I wash my face once a week and slap some Lubriderm on it. One of my poems is, "We are all part of the scenery," so I try. I'm 98 and fortunate that I can still eat, sleep, walk and talk, and make crossword puzzles. Keep on keeping on, even one of your smiles might make a difference. Regards, Alora Knight

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  • Alora M. Knight
  • 8 months ago

Hi Marsha,
I have a lot of things to be thankful for, but having you for my daughter tops them all. Love, Mama

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  • 1 year ago

I was very touched by this poem because it reflects how I feel. I'm 97 and have witnessed so much. I believe we can brighten the day, no matter what the circumstances are. My greatest treasure is the file of letters I have received from all over the world (thanks to Family Friends Poems) that let me know that people have been amused, comforted, or inspired by what I wrote.

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