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Age Poems

Age Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about age. This list of age poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of age poetry. This list of works about age is an excellent resource for examples on how to write age poems.

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The Caldera
Deep and blue, fearful and enticing.
The eyes of beauty, falling in the looking,
lost in the depth, that reaches the soul.
Love is destiny, at a time and a place,
to meet, to offer the heart, to submit.
Looking deeply in the eyes of...Read More
Categories: age, love,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member The Old Gray Mare
Old gray mare ain’t what she used to be
Aging in almost every way you see
Her hair turning white
Teeth losing their bite
Sleeping less deeply every single night

...Read More
Categories: age, humor,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Gold On Gold
Honeycomb, bees' gold,
As now as of old.

Sunlight, strong and bold,
Gleaming manifold....Read More
Categories: age, insect, sun,
Form: Jueju
Premium Member The Three Messengers
She is older now, so I let the small things go.
She’s not wiser than she was, yet how the stories flow.
I let her spin them out for the fifteenth time today.
My ear grows tired of the noise and tunes itself...Read More
Categories: age, mother,
Form: Rhyme
Mbari Dancers

With faces painted of edeala natural cream
With feet flourishing in undulating dance-steps 
The proud dictates of the restive drums 
Where the Ikolo performers are on the thrive
Each in readiness to out-pipe his neighbor –
The dancers come digging it out with...Read More
Categories: age, beautiful, culture, eulogy,
Form: Ode

Land of the free Liberia
Land of the Free

Oh! Thou sweet land of the free, ????

You paved the way so others could find their ways

Where men of letter fought for a better day, 

And find solutions without delay.

Oh! The first daughter of Africa ????

Your children...Read More
Categories: 3rd grade, 4th grade, age, good friday,
Form: Ballad
unwanted affection
Unwanted affection 

I’m writing a play about an older man who was helpful
to a woman crying in the street and he thought that
 was the end of the incident.
At night a knock on his door, the woman wanted
to thank him...Read More
Categories: absence, abuse, africa, age, allusion, analogy,
Form: Blank verse
When you are up to your nerves in disaster
Time doesn't seem to go on any faster
Life is a pit of jokes
And people don't seem to understand you
When life is a headlong fall
That's when I know suffering....Read More
Categories: age, anger, angst, anti bullying, anxiety, baby,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
Premium Member A Sad Requiem On Old Age And An Unfulfilled Love
A Sad Requiem On Old Age And An Unfulfilled Love

I have swam within idle rivers, slept by glassy lakes
repugnant morbid thoughts brought icy shivers, sin its due
rising to grab winter's hard frozen breath, gave all it takes
lying here in death's...Read More
Categories: age, art, fate, lost love, memory, perspective, sad,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Time Travel
It’s so odd,
how time expands and collapses.
In doing so, 
it scatters the timeline shimmering across the sky.
It left me crumpled,
Surveilling the kaleidoscope that was my life.
Waiting for someone to chance upon my path
and remake the sense of it all.

Yesterday is...Read More
Categories: age,
Form: Free verse
If you have sense 
Do sensible things 
lf you can reason then 
Do rational things
If you can talk talk aright
When you're permitted
To see don't see doom
Learn not to condemn
The foolish acts of others 
Without pouring them 
The water of solution
If...Read More
Categories: adventure, age, appreciation, parents, voice, water, work,
Form: Lyric
In February
Illnesses besetting
Parents aging
Chilled waves of anxiety
     buffet the shore
Thunderclouds dampening
     soil and spirits
Cellos, subdued in minor sonority
     play Eleanor Rigby in my mind
Painted ponies gnashing
   ...Read More
Categories: age, children, february, mother, sea, storm,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member My swan song
At the age of almost seventy, I'm now looking closer at my longevity.
The 'twilight years" are quickly approaching, my parts, now old are boldly encroaching. I'm running out of time to right a wrong before I, too, sing my swan...Read More
Categories: age, eulogy,
Form: Epitaph
Our life is defined by choices,
Improved by the ones avoided 

Each day making me,
I want to believe 

But what if I had chosen differently,
I wonder what would have become of me

How much of me would be the same,
Or would I...Read More
Categories: courage, hope, inspiration, self,
Form: Couplet
I grew up a child of the ’60’s
together my life and the hippie movement dawned…
now when I look back at that time I wonder…where have all the hippies gone?

Those long haired tie-dyed idealists who walked around with our feet bare
who...Read More
Categories: age, growing up,
Form: Verse
Downhill dart in a hard rain
Brakes squeeling yielding no refrain 
No line to start
Only a race to begin
Staring at death with a good tooth grin
Worthy adversary
Trophy worth taking
Mimicking the devil
Pall Mall blazing
Fumes fade fast
Chasing destiny on a hairpin turn
Reasons written...Read More
Categories: age, allusion, car, metaphor, time,
Form: Rhyme

an old soul
in turmoil
seeking serenity
the irony
her youth
in the aftermath

posted on February 25, 2020...Read More
Categories: age, growing up, introspection, journey, life, longing,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Do Not Swear Around My Parents
It started early for me - using words sailors are supposed to know
My parents had no idea where I got them.
I figured it was my last lifetime 
When I was a pirate.

I could cuss with gusto at an early age.
Dhraammit!...Read More
Categories: age, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 6th
Form: Prose Poetry
Old Men
Old men 
Gathered in the shade,
Reclining on wicker chairs
Loosen their collars,
Recall their days of youth,
Puff at their cigars,
Steady their pipes,
Laugh at their silly acts,
Glad they could do that.
Tease or be teased,
Either way, 
They were a fair game then,
Now they do...Read More
Categories: age,
Form: Free verse
Can My Small Voice
Here we are again
With me with my small voice 
smaller still than it was before
Reaching deep into the darkness to find you 
to give you my hand and tell you that you are not alone
Here we are again
 with me...Read More
Categories: age, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member WIDOWS' CLUB

the widows’ club
seasoned companions 
suitcases full of wit
playmates up for adventure
out for an escapade
consortium of allies
league of septuagenarians
a powerhouse of wisdom
tote travel bags of history

posted on February 24, 2020...Read More
Categories: age, history, retirement, travel, tribute, wisdom, women,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member retirement
It came upon me suddenly;
I was unprepared and surprised.
They met around my drab sick bed,
“Retirement” they advised.

As I sat with my boss and peers
as my future was foretold.
No more praise or prize for me.
My illness had knocked me cold.

It took...Read More
Categories: age, old, retirement,
Form: Rhyme
The first time of prayer
The time to realize that life is patience
Prayer makes life beautiful and Divine
As I finish my prayer,I think about rhymes
A plate of delights makes me mine
The house is a mess
The clocks chime
I remember lost times
Daddy used...Read More
Categories: age, allah, anxiety, birth, blessing, body, brother,
Form: Chant Royal
Premium Member Plantae I
Plantae I

As I remain in my earthly womb, respite,
Unflowered cribbed in my ultimate bed,
Whilst transpiring bared to individual elements retorts,
Oft includes distinguishable rain, midst their convictions,
Expounding relished energies of nourishing necessities,
Ex parte, neath I sprout, unnoticeably,
Embedding my toes, feverishly spreading,...Read More
Categories: age, analogy, poetry, tree,
Form: Pastoral
Premium Member TEEN SCENE

teenage bombshell

the future in your eyes
caught at crossroads

on a whimsy

your life
in the balance

winding paths
of outcomes

the price

posted on February 24, 2020...Read More
Categories: age, future, growing up, journey, life, teen
Form: Free verse

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