There’s No Shame In Getting Old

There’s no shame in being scared in a world that moves so fast
Or in getting lost in memories, of times that have since passed

There’s no shame in feeling cold on a warm summer day
or in forgetting things as simple as the right word to say

There’s no shame in needing help in getting out of bed
or if you have to take a moment to write down what was said

There’s no shame in feeling lonely when you’ve lost your one and only
and no shame in feeling pain or for playing a lesser game

There’s no shame in needing help to get from a to b
or for a story twice repeated thanks to failing memory

There’s no shame in reaching out for a friendly helpful hand
Or in asking once again when you didn’t understand

There’s no shame when you’ve earned the extra time you need each day
For us to take just a moment to help you find your way

There’s no shame, only honor, because life is quite demanding
And you’ve made it oh so far, which is really quite outstanding
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Reach out and be loving and compassionate to our elders,
…today and everyday.

Carrie Armitage ~ October 2009
In honor of
Margaret and Gus Armitage
 


Photo credit ~ Sylvia Armstrong

1 comment

  • Leslie Armitage

    Leslie Armitage

    Your words are most touching Carrie. You should add your music to them. Life is an on going process, given strength through the energy of the sun. May it always warm you. Your distant cousin, Leslie

    Your words are most touching Carrie. You should add your music to them. Life is an on going process, given strength through the energy of the sun. May it always warm you. Your distant cousin, Leslie

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