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When I Am Old-Poem & Quotes

Nithya Venkat enjoys writing about nature and different aspects of life in the form of poetic verses.

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Old age is when we need all the love and support from our near and dear.

Old age is when the body starts dictating our every move. The bones ache, and the pain makes the world seem bleak.

Life is a song and dance when we are young, but we need unconditional love, support, and care as we grow old.

Expressing my thoughts -

When I am old and gray

And can’t see properly

When I need support to stand

And a steady hand

To guide and be with me always

When I can no longer hold a spoon

And as I eat I drip and drool

When I no longer

Have many friends around

When I no longer

Can hear clear sounds

When I’m no longer

A beautiful sight to see

When I can no longer

Be healthy and free

When I can no longer

Go for walks outside

When I can no longer

Do things just right

When all this happens

And I am old and gray

There is only one thing

I want and need

Is your tender loving care and support

Love me forever

Always

When I am Old


Old Age Quotes

"To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age." - Thomas Bailey Aldrich

"Old age is not a disease - it is strength and survivorship, triumph over all kinds of vicissitudes and disappointments, trials and illness." - Maggie Kuhn

"Old age is not a matter for sorrow. It is a matter for thanks if we have left our work behind us." - Thomas Carlyle

"A restful old age is the reward for a youth well spent." - Spanish Proverb

"Autumn is really the best of the seasons, and I’m not sure that old age isn’t the best part of life." - C.S. Lewis

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” - Mark Twain

“The wiser mind mourns less for what age takes away than what it leaves behind.” - William Wordsworth

“Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be.” - Robert Browning

“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles not tears.” - John Lennon

© 2012 Nithya Venkat

Comments

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on March 30, 2021:

Thank you Devika, old age is full of surprises.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on March 30, 2021:

Vellur this is greatly expressed and getting old means simpler and less stress. It makes me wonder about a lot more when gets old, about life itself.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on March 28, 2021:

Thank you Vidya. Old age is when we need love and care the most.

VIDYA D SAGAR on March 27, 2021:

Beautifully expressed Nitya. Love and care are important as one ages and those who get it are very lucky. All the quotes are also thought provoking. Thanks for sharing.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on March 27, 2021:

Thank you Brenda, that is a great quote to live by. I hope you get to spend more time with your parents. Thank you for your visit and comments.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on March 27, 2021:

Yes Peggy old age will be a breeze if we have someone helping us. Thank you for your visit and comments.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on March 27, 2021:

Thank you Harriet Dionela for your visit and appreciation.

Harriet Dionela from Taguig City, Philippines on March 27, 2021:

Beautifully written. Thank you for sharing this poem.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on March 27, 2021:

All of the quotes were good ones, but I particularly liked this one: “The wiser mind mourns less for what age takes away than what it leaves behind.” - William Wordsworth

Aging is a part of life. It is great if we have someone to help us along the way.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on March 27, 2021:

Nithya,

This is a great reminder for us all.

I try to live by this quote

"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” - Mark Twain

But I need to spend more time with my parents. I do see my mom quite often, but it can be a lonely experience.

A great poem.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on October 16, 2013:

Daisy thank you for reading and your appreciation. You made my day!!

ChitrangadaSharan thank you, I too wish this comes true for everyone.

Gypsy Rose Lee thank you and yes love masks age! Thank you for the vote up.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on October 16, 2013:

Voted up and awesome. A lovely poem as long as one is loved age doesn't matter. Passing this on.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on October 16, 2013:

Very touching poem!

I wish this is true for everyone who is reaching that age, love and care of the loved ones.

Beautifully expressed!

Daisy Mariposa from Orange County (Southern California) on October 15, 2013:

Nithya (Vellur),

For some unknown reason, I have missed reading this beautiful poem until now. You have painted a very loving picture with your words.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on August 24, 2013:

Thank you aviannovice.

Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on August 16, 2013:

Knowing that you are loved until the end is one of the most important things in the world. Good work!

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on June 30, 2013:

ChristyWrites thank you. Yes you are so right love us through the hard times as well.

Christy Birmingham from British Columbia, Canada on June 30, 2013:

A lovely poem! I think it is true that we want someone who will love us through the hard times as well x

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on March 24, 2012:

Oh yes dear sister we will grow old together!!!!!!

vnr on March 24, 2012:

lovely.defnitely will be by your side ,you be by my side right!!

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on February 24, 2012:

AudreyHowitt am very happy you liked the poem. Thankyou for reading and commenting.

Audrey Howitt from California on February 23, 2012:

This is so very sweet and tender!!

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on January 30, 2012:

Thankyou for your comment and appreciation. Am happy you liked the poem.

Eiddwen from Wales on January 30, 2012:

This is truly beautiful and I can see that I am going to look forward to following you on here.

Take care and have a wonderful day.

Eddy.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on January 29, 2012:

Thank you for your appreciation and comment, I feel honored when you appreciate my work.

Deborah Brooks Langford from Brownsville,TX on January 29, 2012:

Vellur...this is so awesome..so beautiful...when I get old....we all want someone to take care of us..beautifully done ...debbie

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on January 28, 2012:

prasetio30 thankyou for the appreciation and warm welcome, thankyou for the vote too.

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on January 28, 2012:

Welcome to HubPages and you have wonderful poem here. I am glad to know this from you. Well done and rated up!

Prasetio

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on January 27, 2012:

Ruchira thanks for the appreciation and vote. Yes I hope I get this love when am old and gray.

oceansunsets am very happy that you found my poem beautiful and sweet. Thankyou for your vote.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on January 27, 2012:

MovieMaster thankyou for your appreciation and comment. Thank you for your warm welcome and vote too.

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on January 27, 2012:

teaches12345 am so very happy you liked this poem. It is an honor for me to know that you went through my poem with your parents.Convey my regards to them.

Paula from The Midwest, USA on January 27, 2012:

Vellur, I found myself wondering all along how it would end. This is very very sweet. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Voted up and beautiful.

Ruchira from United States on January 27, 2012:

aha...unconditional love. Only some fortunate get it, my friend.

Wishing and hoping you get it dear esp when all old and haggard :)

voted up as beautiful

Movie Master from United Kingdom on January 27, 2012:

Hello Vellur, this is so very lovely, I visited my dad in the nursing home today, it always makes me feel so sad, this was a reminder to me how precious my visit was for dad.

Thank you for sharing and voted up.

Welcome to Hubpages! best wishes Lesley

Dianna Mendez on January 27, 2012:

This is so sweet. Aging is a process that we all must face and this poem helps to understand how love remains to comfort. I went through this with my two parents and learned the importance of being able to support them as they aged. Beautiful poem!

Nithya Venkat (author) from Dubai on January 27, 2012:

K.Burns Darling thankyou for the warm welcome and your appreciation. Thankyou for the wonderful, generous comment and for sharing my poem on facebook.

Kristen Burns-Darling from Orange County, California on January 27, 2012:

Welcome to Hub Pages! This is such a beautiful piece, a gentle reminder that what our older generation needs most is our time and our love. I loved it so much that I shared it and posted to my Facebook wall.Voted up, awesome, beautiful and interest. I look forward to reading more hubs by you.

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