Poems on ageing: “Now I become myself” by May Sarton

Now I become myself Now I become myself. It’s taken Time, many years and places; I have been dissolved and shaken, Worn other people’s faces, Run madly, as if Time were there, Terribly old, crying a warning, “Hurry, you will be dead before—” (What? Before you reach the morning? Or the end of the poem…

POEMS: “I worried”…

“I worried”… I worried a lot.  Will the garden grow, will the rivers flow in the right direction, will the earth turn as it was taught, and if not how shall  I correct it? Was I right, was I wrong, will I be forgiven, can I do better? Will I ever be able to sing,…

HAIKU POEMS: “Ageing” (“Envejecimiento”)

  “Ageing”   New lines on my face, More white on my head… With Wisdom comes new freedom!   Amira   “Envejecimiento”   Nuevas líneas en mi cara, Más blanco en mi cabeza … Con sabiduría: ¡llega nueva libertad! Amira

INSPIRATIONAL STORIES: “An 87 Year Old College Student Named Rose”

The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn’t already know.

I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder. I turned around to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me
with a smile that lit up her entire being.

A Prayer For Growing Old Gracefully

Lord, Thou knowest better than I myself that
I am growing older and will someday be old.
Keep me from the fatal habit of thinking
I must say something on every subject and on
every occasion.Release me from craving to
straighten out everybody’s affairs.