"For Friends of the Aged"

“For Friends of the Aged”

By Anonymous


All of us know folks who are aging and perhaps some who have been forgotten for various reasons. I have personally been given the gift of regularly teaching a singing and songwriting class to Senior Adults. These people bring me such joy so I thought I would share this lovely poem, reminding all of us of the amazing value each and every one of the elderly people can still bring to our midst. I hope you enjoy these word below and that you can relate. Please be sure to pass this on as well.


Marlene Cooper-Williams

Blessed are they who understand my faltering step and palsied hand.

Blessed are they who know that my ears today must strain to catch the things they say.

Blessed are they who seem to know that my eyes are dim and my wits are slow.

Blessed are they who looked away when coffee spilled ate the table today.

Blessed are they with a cheery smile who stop to chat for a little while.

Blessed are they who never say, “You’ve told me that story twice today.”

Blessed are they who know the ways to bring back memories of yesterday.

Blessed are they who make it known I’m loved, respected and not alone.

Blessed are they who know I’m at a loss to find the strength to carry the cross.

Blessed are they who ease the days of my journey home in loving ways.