May 262016
 

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  Blessed In Aging by Esther Mary Walker

Paula here.   This is a lovely poem for those who are ageing or to understand an older person.

 

Blessed are they who understand
My faltering step and shaking hand

Blessed, who know my ears today

Must strain to hear the things they say.

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Blessed are those who seem to know

My eyes are dim and my mind is slow

Blessed are those who look away

When I spilled tea that weary day.

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Blessed are they who, with cheery smile

Stopped to chat for a little while

Blessed are they who know the way
To bring back memories of yesterday.

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Blessed are those who never say
“You’ve told that story twice today”

Blessed are they who make it known

That I am loved, respected and not alone.

And blessed are they who will ease the days

Of my journey home, in loving ways.

 

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