Best Elderly Poems
Below are the all-time best Elderly poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of elderly poems written by PoetrySoup members
A Prayer for the Elderly
elderly, absence, age, cheer up,
I prayed today for the elderly
They long to hear for you to say
Words of love and words of praise
With acts of kindness they once gave.
Those who are now elderly sit and reminisce
elderly, childhood, family, life, loss,
Those who are now elderly sit and reminisce
of sweet idyllic days which often they miss.
Sitting as families in beaming abodes
whilst a flickering fire dances and...
elderly, life, peoplechild, lost, child,
If we don’t feel with our hearts, we don’t belong
If we don’t see as one, the world is wrong
Beyond the wars and the hate and...
People milling around I do not notice them,
my face is turned to hide my loneliness,
Am walking in my own despair
No one else intrudes...
If I Could
if i could,
i'd wish a magic wand....
You wake up to commotion, throw on some clothes.
Outside you see some bloody bodies piled on the street.
People are screaming, running in all directions
My Piano Knows
elderly, devotion, happiness, holiday, musicchristmas,
My piano sits alone a lot of days,
Waiting for someone to come along who plays.
Usually that someone is...
The Giant of Lisbellaw
Stood I there, that last day,
On an iron bridge...
An aqueduct by design,
Where, looking dreamily out over
The Ernes Lower Lough,
My compressed shadow
Momentarily paused -
The Makeover - Still Weeping
elderly, death, family,
Original poem - Verse - June 8, 2013
Many came with flowers,
rainbows of roses and lilies,
solemn people came and went.
And then it was quiet,
elderly, death, grave, loss, mother,
Mossy vines served as camouflage for a decaying headstone
This was the first time I’d laid eyes on your final resting place
In front of me stood...
Pearls Beneath the Harbor
elderly, people, places, world war
Our bank accounts nearly emptied so we could afford a vacation; two young working girls who'd never been far from home. We were looking forward...
A Stubborn Man
He’s 85 and he says he isn’t going to die.
Stooped over very badly, maybe two feet shorter now
than he used to be in his prime
COURAGE VS CONFLICT
elderly, conflict, courage, culture,
COURAGE VS. CONFLICT
The history of man defines Ape as a primate.
Man seems to be in that mind-set today.
He lives life as pent because he denies...
elderly, hopeme, me,
I come to you with a special need
Please keep me humble as I succeed
My Lord within the breath of this prayer
For all those in...
Rainbows Dreaming of Gray
elderly, allegory, education, freedom, growing
Scrambling tooth and nail for a patterned fate
I approached the lofty mansion of Learning's Gate.
All cued up for a slip of paper - the one...
Portrait of a Public Servant
elderly, courage, dedication, tribute,
It is 3:00 a.m. on an icy cold winter morning.
A piercing alarm shatters the silence at the station, and
he is sped away on a flashing...
Grandfather Speaks with Eagles
elderly, art, environment, native american,
Irony cries out in Boulet’s rendering.
Elderly Native American’s stern expression
seems captured beneath eagle’s wings.
Symbol of power and freedom,
mighty bald eagle was chosen by European ancestors...
The Fairy Tale
elderly, beauty, feelings, imagery, princess,
THE FAIRY TALE
Long ago, far away
As the elderly birch trees say
There lived a beautiful girl, in the castle of misty dreams,
Her eyes were abyssal,covered by...
If I Ruled the World
elderly, humanity, love, nature,
If I ruled the world I'd paint it mostly blue,
Spiders would build the finest webs - I'd decree the morning dew,
Auroras would shimmer above the...
elderly, childhood, dream, happiness,
I have many happy dreams of my childhood life,
Mother and father and grandma made it special;
Playing make-believe was something...
Memories of You
elderly, growing up, life, time,
There was a little boy whom I called “Joshie.” He had a face like sunshine. He would play outside all the time; never coming...
EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THIS
elderly, abuse, baby, betrayal, birth,
There are so many people who will stand up
In the cause of speaking for others, but
What is the motivation for this act
I mean what do...
All About Cecilia
elderly, introspection, life, me, life,
Middle child of seven siblings and has had a troubled childhood
It has made me a stronger person, just not easily understood
Had a baby at seventeen...
Taxed to the Hilt
elderly, angst, funny
My hero is Henry David Thoreau
Rather than pay taxes, to jail he’d go
With Uncle Sam’s hand out
elderly, beautiful, celebration, clothes, devotion,
Memory Quilt “ For Auction contest “
Welcome all to today’s prestige event
Let us start the day ladies and gentlefolk