Beatitudes For Aging


Blessed are they who understand
My faltering steps and palsied hand,

Blessed are they who know my ears today
Must strain to catch the words they say.

Blessed are they who seem that my eyes
Are dim and my wits are slow.

Blesses are they who look away when coffee
Spilled on the table today.

Blessed are they with a cherry smile
Who stop to chat for a little while.

Blessed are they who never say,
“You’ve told that story twice today.”

Blessed are they who know the ways to
Bring back yesterdays.

Blessed are they who make it known
That I’m loved, respected and not alone.

Blesses are they who know I’m at a loss
To find the strength to carry my cross.

Blessed are they who ease the days
On my journey Home in loving ways.

2 thoughts on “Beatitudes For Aging”

  1. Hello,

    Just a note on the Beatitudes for Aging. I thought you might want to know that there is a typo. Also, I see credit is given to Georgy. I have been familiar with this poem for at least 35 years. It was on the wall of the convent that I worked in. The author has always been anonymous.
    So, are you saying Georgy is the author??


  2. Hi Rebecca,

    You are right…The author is anonymous. Georgy is the name of the person who only shared this article on this page.

    God bless you

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