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Do not pass me by
As I falter on my way
And need a helping hand
If my gait tends to sway
Do not mock my wrinkles
Or the whitening of my hair
For one day you too will age
Oh yes…you will soon be there!

Old age is a blessing my dear
Each year a triumph for you
It means you have survived life
At least from my point of view
No matter what fate may have dealt you
No matter the cards you have drawn
Storms may have battered and raged
But you’ve finally seen the dawn!

Others may not be so lucky
Illness may assail
Or fate will decide your future
And death will prevail
Old age is indeed a blessing
Courage and faith is the key
So respect and honor your elders
Ignore the façade that you see
Remember that you too will be old
But then…there is no guarantee!

Copyright2013 Beatrice Boyle
(All rights reserved)






------
Grandma Bea


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The following comments are for "Old Age Is A Blessing"
by Beatrice Boyle

Others may not be so lucky
Bless your wisdom, Grandma Bea.

( Posted by: Poeteye [Member] On: June 12, 2013 )

respect your elders?
Trouble is as you get older there are only a few left to respect!

( Posted by: ivordavies [Member] On: June 13, 2013 )

Wisdom?
Not so sure about Wisdom James...it's just common sense to me! lol

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: June 14, 2013 )

As I Said Ivor.....
Not everyone is lucky enough to reach old age.
Now...as to how some of these survivors handle it...is another matter I'm afraid!!! lol

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: June 14, 2013 )

old age
As I am getting older, I realise how vulnerable I have become in my own home and family. Even the so called old age homes run as business for profit. Where to go?

( Posted by: R.K.Singh [Member] On: June 15, 2013 )

R. K. Singh
This is one of the realities of old age I'm afraid. I have always found that my greatest escape from outside influences is my faith in myself...my capabilities, my ability to choose for myself what I will tolerate...keeping in mind whatever frailities I may have and most of all...respect for myself whatever my circumstances...and expecting respect in return!

On the other hand...the seeds we sow in life become the fruit that flourish or die if we are lucky enough to reach old age!

Bea
, ,

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: June 18, 2013 )

Death Is A Zero
Death only prevails...
When we allow it

( Posted by: awhippingflame [Member] On: June 23, 2013 )

Rage against that darkness.
Rage...Rage against the darkness...it may work for awhile...and my personal choice. However, that Grim Reaper...or his brother Father Time...inevitable wins in the end! (But not without a fight from me I assure you!! lol

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: June 27, 2013 )

Time
Time is Most Important
(when you haven’t any left)

There were times that you had plenty
there were times that you had less
The days the years the hopeless fears
smiles and cheers among the tears
Time is most important
when you haven’t any left

The times that you had remembered
the times that you had to forgot
Through all the days in many ways
life’s busy maze was just a phase
Time is most important
when you haven’t any left

So on to all things timeless now
so on to all things you achieved
Sang the verse better or worse
called the nurse now in a hearse
Time is most important
when you haven’t any left

Does your time stand still in Heaven
does your time stand still in Hell
People will say there’s time to pay
so far away in another day
Time is most important
when you haven’t any left

( Posted by: Fairplay [Member] On: July 5, 2013 )

Good Job Eric!
Wow Eric...I see you becoming more and more introspective as you age...That's what we do I'm afraid...so many wouda, couda, shoulda's. It's a shame we becomre so wise when we get too old to do something about it! I'm just afraid that they will find a youth pill fifteen minutes after I'm gone!!

Good job on this one!

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: July 7, 2013 )

Retrospective




Blast it Bea I must have gotten it wrong I was trying to be Retrospective.

I continue to mismanage my time so there is lots to spare..... just in case.

A youth pill.... have you tried weed or an excess of alcohol..... I thought not.... me neither.

I can never even remember being drunk (thank Goodness)unfortunately I do remember the hangover and never tried copious amounts of beer since.... Brandy is another matter... I am OK with grape.

Eric

( Posted by: Fairplay [Member] On: July 7, 2013 )

roger that.
Bea,
Your offerings are invariably inspired, as well as inspiring.

salut.

( Posted by: Bobby7L [Member] On: July 8, 2013 )

Thanks Bobby!
Funny thing is, I don't REALLY think of myself as being 85!! If ya don't think about it...it's not happening! Most people that do...rertreat from life because they think it's over...so they have an excuse to vegitate.

It has a lot to do with how you feel about yourself...and more importantly...how you let the world treat YOU~ If you allow yourself to be relagated to the dust bin just because you're older...that's what will happen...not me...because age is all in the mind...and I'm still 40! That's an ideal age for a woman by the way...Not too young to be uninteresting and not to old to have your opinions disregarded!

As you can see...there are NO rocking chairs in MY house! lol

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: July 10, 2013 )





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