3 Poems On Aging

Let a poem on aging inspire you to be thankful and encouraged every year you are alive. The poems may make you smile, but there is wisdom in the verses. Great reflections to think about if your age is getting you down!

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  1. Old Age
    Poet: Julie Hebert, 2012

    One day you'll wake up,
    And feel an awful ache.
    It's then you'll realize you're candles,
    Won't fit upon your cake.

    It's an inevitable thing,
    That we all will get old.
    It's how we look at it,
    That will tell how life unfolds.

    Do you see it as good,
    From this point on life will be great?
    Or do you see it as bad,
    That soon you will be dead.

    If every time you cringe,
    When a birthday rolls around,
    You might as well sit back,
    And watch your life meltdown.

    You have to think of aging,
    As something more than that.
    With aging comes great wisdom,
    And that should be looked at!

    Aging mean's you've lived,
    And birthdays mean one more.
    Have a happy birthday,
    As there is still so much to explore.

  2. When We Are Old
    Poet: F. W. Sanderson

    When are we old? and how and where,
    When gray hairs steal in unaware?
    May it be known by signs of care,
    Or children's children here and there?

    'Tis by the heart the secret's told,
    'Tis by the smile we're young or old,
    'Tis as the life its joy shall hold,
    It is the laugh reveals the soul.

  3. Let Me But Live
    Poet: Henry VanDyke

    Let me but live my life from year to year,
    With forward face and unreluctant soul;
    Not hurrying to, nor turning from, the goal;
    Not mourning for the things that disappear
    In the dim past, nor holding back in fear
    From what the future veils; but with a whole
    And happy heart, that pays its toll
    To Youth and Age, and travels on with cheer.

    So let the way wind up the hill or down,
    O'er rough or smooth, the journey will be joy:
    Still seeking what I sought when but a boy,
    New friendship, high adventure, and a crown,
    My heart will keep the courage of the quest,
    And hope the road's last turn will be the best.

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