Friday, April 16, 2021

When Parents Get Old


        let them grow old with the same love that they let you grow ... 
        let them speak and tell repeated stories with the same patience and interest that they heard yours as a child ...
         let them overcome, like so many times when they let you win
         let them enjoy their friends just as they let you … 
        let them enjoy the talks with their grandchildren, 
because they see you in them ...
         let them enjoy living among the objects that have accompanied them for a long time, because they suffer when 
they feel that you tear pieces of this life away ...
 let them be wrong, like so many times you have been wrong 
and they didn’t embarrass you by correcting you ... 
and try to make them happy the last stretch of the path 
they have left to go;
 give them your hand, just like they gave you their hand 
when you started your path!
“Honor your mother and father and your days 
shall be long upon the earth”. - God
(copied: source and photo source unknown)

1 comment:

  1. A very beautiful and heartfelt poem.
    Blessings to you,


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