Poems on Eldercare

There are many poems on eldercare and/or the elderly. Some poems are are written by the elderly themselves while others are written by caregivers, whether family or professional.

Caring for the elderly can be a daunting task. Just ask anyone who has experienced it and they will tell you that it is one of the hardest and most emotionally charged tasks one can undertake. But it can also be one of the most rewarding and moving experiences that will stay with us for the rest of our lives. These moving experiences have prompted many to write poems relating to their experiences. This section is devoted to those elderly who have submitted their lives to someone else’s care and were affected enough to write about it. It is also for the caregivers who have given up part of their lives to care for an elder in need. This is about life altering experiences. It is about one heart touching another. I hope this touches yours.

I hope you will enjoy the poems on eldercare I've selected to share with you. If you have a poem you've written and would like to share, please submit it in my invitation below. Remember to include your full name as the author.

Poem 1

Do not ask me to remember.
Don’t try to make me understand.
Let me rest and know you’re with me.
Kiss my cheek and hold my hand.

I’m confused beyond your concept.
I am sad and sick and lost.
All I know is that I need you
To be with me at all cost.

Do not lose your patience with me.
Do not scold or curse or cry.
I can’t help the way I’m acting.
Can’t be different ‘though I try.

Just remember that I need you,
That the best of me is gone.
Please don’t fail to stand beside me,
Love me ‘til my life is done.

- Author Unknown


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