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Best Age Poems

Below are the all-time best Age poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of age poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member Disposable Wisdom
Each day Annie Lesley opened a can
Her eighty-six-year-old hands trembling
As she sat with her cat and ate pet food
What is wrong with this elder’s rendering?

Pride...

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Categories: age, cat, endurance, life,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member October Skies
October skies still reflect in your eyes 
the way they once did on that day we were wed.
Autumn's bright leaves recall fond memories
of sweet days...

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Categories: age, anniversary, autumn, grandparents,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member THE MALE MENOPAUSE - please feel free to join in the collaboration
Ted’s libido has now gone astray
He refused a quick roll in the hay
So what could be the cause -   
It’s the male menopause...

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Categories: age, body, humorous, men,
Form: Limerick
These Eyes Have Often Been Solaced
 These eyes have often been solaced

by twilight's cotton candy pllows moving silently

towards a sky's velveteen blanket

and angels'silver gowns

By gazing over hills

to where old country...

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Categories: age, love, romantic,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Irony Of Fate


In a moment of juvenile jealousy 
he envies his red rival

with its intimate and greedy embrace of her angels’ share
of honey and vanilla spice
as wet...

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Categories: age, desire, fate, irony,
Form: Free verse



I Don't Believe In fairytales
 Like an evening sun
I settle by the lake
Wearing nothing but my thought
as I recall your name.

I recall last moments
Green shades where we have been
Your...

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Categories: age,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Hundred Springs
Some days I feel so damned old
Like my zest is starting to mold
Seems my feet are always cold
My golden years ran out of gold

I'm sitting...

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Categories: age,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Reflections, Past to Present
Sweet youth, beauty
By Luna's light.
Cobalt colors
How sweet it is...
I know of great love,
There will never be enough time.
I am here for you.

What is love...crimson rose,
Love...

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Categories: age, autumn, beauty, death,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Folly Of Autumn's Fog

                  A coloratura arises 
   ...

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Categories: age, autumn, life, nature,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Jesus was Turkish
A strange claim
Of a man of passion
Of kindness
He said
Let the children come to me
For what man would refuse the smile
The innocence of a child
He parted...

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Categories: age, animal, bible, inspirational,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Shadow of Me
It was a long time ago, in another age
Where the shifting of the wind
Knew where I began
A place so far away, 
Somewhere distant, in childhood...

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Categories: age, love, me, old,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member It's only time
For the lark she sings in her morning song,
That brightens up my day.
The pitter patter of tiny drops,
Clouds fill the sky with grey.

The dampened ground,...

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Categories: age, devotion, emotions, teenage,
Form: Couplet
Sands of Time
A t   f i r s t,   a   l a z i l y   f l o...

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Categories: age, life, time,
Form: Etheree
Premium Member The Four Seasons
The Four Seasons…

It was spring and I was young when I had wine.
I was singing and dancing and doing fine. 
The wine was so divine,...

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Categories: age, allegory, allusion, seasons,
Form: Rubaiyat
Premium Member Sweet Youth
Sweet youth with its ghostly shadows of regret 
encircling the mind of an aging maid...like vultures 
       waiting to...

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Categories: age, longing, love, youth,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Playground
Playground…

I am making decisions every morning,
None of them comes along with any warning.
To go right or to go left which one is right?
Living in darkness...

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Categories: age, allusion, anger,
Form: Masnavi
Premium Member Sucker Punched
I can't recall exactly when
Life swung and hit me on my chin
I"m ashamed to say, it knocked me cold
When I came to, I woke up...

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Categories: age, humor, life,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Lingering within

Lingering within

It sits upon my widow sill,
after all of this time,
the Magnolia bloom you sent
Wilted and shriveled,
once the purest white -
now browned with age
Yet what...

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Categories: age, beauty,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Ageless Seeds Of Simple Joys - a collaboration with Robert Lindley


When walking in splatter of Spring's anticipated rains
blessed is the youth in you, if wearing no shoes;
further given if you can then see rainbow hues
thus...

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Categories: age, appreciation, happiness, hope,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member IT'S GREAT TO BE ALIVE
Wrinkles and gray hair
get me in a rage
and I say to myself,
“Why don't you act your age!"

My poor aching feet
remind me to wear sensible shoes
but...

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Categories: age, life,
Form: Rhyme
Just Yesterday
Just yesterday
I was crying
Leaving home for the 1st grade
7th, 10th, 12th
Just yesterday
I threw that cap in the air
Bright eyed
Facing the world

Wow, who is that girl
My...

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Categories: age, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Fall
Fall and
red yellowing 
leaves in the trees

an old man sitting 
on a bench
watches them 
fall
and thinks of his youth

a youth 
sitting on a bench
looking into...

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Categories: age, funny, nature, society,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Old Lady
"bag of bones"


I wonder if when you look at me
You can't bring yourself to like    the  vanity
Lost  somewhere  inside...

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Categories: age, beauty, blessing, judgement,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Polar Opposites
We are polar opposites trying to connect,
Walking through a field of land mines.
Sometimes we don't make it through
Without becoming a bit maimed.

I am the steadfast...

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Categories: age, love, soulmate,
Form: Personification
Premium Member one broken monoku
one feeble couple barely survives
                    ...

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Categories: age,
Form: Monoku