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Elderly Angel

You aren't my grandmother, only a friend, 
But I'll be so sad when you time here ends. 
Luminous blue eyes; hair like pearls in sunlight 
Your smile always greets me with avid delight. 

For ninety seven years you've lived your life, 
Many of them sad and filled with strife. 
Outliving your family and many friends, too 
Yet, your beautiful spirit is still shining through. 

You are one of my heroes, should I be so bold, 
A prime example of Life though your body is old. 
In a home confined, you exude dignity and grace, 
By the touch of your hand I see God's face. 

And in the end when you hear His call, 
The angels will meet you with joy, one and all; 
With hearts of rejoicing and open arms. 
For you are a testament to God's love and charm. 


(This is one of my earliest writes that I had forgotten about and found at my abandon site, but did not want to abandon the feeling that went into it or the person who inspired it.)

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

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Date: 6/26/2015 9:14:00 AM
It's nice to find an older one like this to post. Very sweet. I see it was written about the same time I got into poetry!! Bye now. I'm on a trip soon but maybe will be able to come here while I am over there!
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Date: 5/12/2015 9:43:00 AM
Memorable! Good use of rhyme and meter! Have felt the same sometimes. . .
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 5/12/2015 12:54:00 PM
One of these days I may get back to the rhyme and meter style of writing, but at this point it just frustrates. Jan
Date: 4/14/2015 2:40:00 PM
What a touching tribute to you grandmother, dear Janet... SWEET! Loving hugs, Jack xxx
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 4/15/2015 9:33:00 AM
Jack she was not my grandmother. I met here when I set up a program with a nursing facility that allowed my special needs students to go and interact at social times. We led exercises and they taught my students games. It's one of the most satisfying things I've done as a teacher. Despite being one of the older residence, she always had a smile and remember every student, and my family whom she had never met. A real sweetheart! She has since passed away, but meeting her was a blessing. ~Jan
Date: 4/14/2015 11:55:00 AM
This poem is bright and breezy with a “fabreeze” kind of freshness that lingers after the words are read, like an exotic aroma. Very descriptive imaginative use of words, skillfully constructed with finesse. Beautiful words expressed from the heart of a poet. Emile. #7
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 4/15/2015 9:29:00 AM
Thanks Emile! A very lovely lady inspired this, so I'm glad you find it so well crafted my friend. Hugs ~Jan
Date: 4/13/2015 6:43:00 PM
Superb , heartfelt tribute poem. Love to read this poem today. Life must end to begin again in another realm.. ..A7
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 4/14/2015 12:56:00 AM
Thanks Robert and yes it must.
Date: 4/13/2015 2:12:00 PM
Beautiful heart-felt write..enjoyed reading Janet.
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 4/13/2015 4:23:00 PM
Pace, thank you for stopping by to read this and comment. I've been away for a few days so it was nice to see it had gotten some notice. ~Jan
Date: 4/11/2015 1:26:00 AM
This is so beautiful, I wish more people would take the time to listen, help and also learn from our elders!
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arthur vaso
Date: 4/13/2015 9:19:00 PM
Yes, I can see you really admired her, and thats whats so great, when we take the time and effort into other people. You are very sweet!
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 4/13/2015 4:20:00 PM
Arthur, this dear lady has since past but her mind was still good and she had such a gentle soul. She was a joy to be around. Thanks for commenting. ~Jan