In honour of Grandparents Day
September 9, 2007 5:44pm CST
While I realize that all grandparents are not senior citizens, and not all seniors are grandparents, I want to contribute this poem on Grandparents Day. I wrote it several years ago, and it has been published. THE SENIOR CITIZEN When but a child I often thought Of the sad plight of the old And wondered then how it must feel To have life's story told Now as a man I often think Often wish that I could buy The happy smile on an old man's face Or the twinkle in his eye When young we think we know so much Our brain's with knowledge stowed But the old one simply smiles and says Walk further down the road So do not scorn the old my friend The white crown cast aside But pray such wisdom as it hides In you someday abide.
• United States
10 Sep 07
I became a 'Gramma' at 36... I have 6 amazing grandchildren, and I feel, with their presence, that I grow younger all the time! They don't allow me to sulk or get cranky but keep me involved in life... I should honor them on Grandparents Day! Thank you for sharing your lovely poem.