“Aging Gracefully” – Original Inspirational Poetry

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Inspirational poetry and video on aging, looking back at the stages in one’s life.  Video rendition is in readers theatre style.

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“aging gracefully” – original inspirational poetry

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if the words endure, they do so because they link the links –

[ please note : this post was lightly updated 122220 ]

Aging Gracefully



starts with being


as a child.

The scrapes and hugs

blend into a smoothness of

being in the world.

Aging gracefully



a young person


both that yes more

is to be learned and seen

but willingness is taking the road

with firm steps of faith.


in the middle years

adds grace

to meals and car rides and

nights spent sitting by a child’s side


the old(er) years

finally see that

being in the world is

being in our world

of changing


and rising clouds with

passing winds in changing

lights of days and nights.

Aging gracefully


the breathing of the passing of our seasons.

© 2011 adam light creations / adan lerma





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as i mentioned yesterday, in the commentary to my poem, grandma, this week, i post a review of an article from the himalayan institute on aging

the article is titled, “aging gracefully” and the title has seemed like a pesky if beautiful butterfly refusing to be content with flitting around and about me, til i penned this poem 😉

just goes to show, as the article tomorrow will point out, emotionally internalizing our intellectual leanings, is, a challenge –

and, as i often like to remind myself, a process 😉

namaste´- con dios – god be with you


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[ please note : this post was lightly updated 122220 ]



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    • Oh thank you so much, Tiffany! It’s one of those I read now and am so grateful my younger self plowed through and wrote it, lol! I still recognize and know the things in this poem, but from such a distance now I’d never be able to express it the same, even if it strikes me more true than ever ☺️


    • thanks so much polly, and really glad you enjoyed the reading of it too, something very new to me and hope to get back to one day (reading more of my work)


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