Walterrean Salley

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A Tribute To The Elderly - Poem by Walterrean Salley

I thought upon the elderly
And whispered a prayer,
Giving thanks to God
For their sojourn here.

Such kind and gentle souls
From generations ago,
What they are to us,
They will never know.

A sure and beaten path.
A guide along the way.
The dedicated laborer
Who's now old and gray.

Patriarchs and matriarchs,
And early pioneers.
The bridge that has brought us
As we've journeyed here.

Soldiers of great sacrifice,
Treasured more than art.
We honor, love and cherish them
Deep within our heart.

Comments about A Tribute To The Elderly by Walterrean Salley

  • Bri Edwards (10/8/2016 12:17:00 PM)

    favorite lines (so far) :

    The bridge that has brought us
    As we've journeyed here.........................but sometimes during my life i've (almost?) wished i had avoided the bridge and gone straight to Heaven. unfortunately (except in my early years) i do not believe in God, SO......i might more likely end up going straight to Hell!

    well, SOME will love this poem wholeheartedly for its sentiment. i DO think it is well done, and i thank you for the rhyming i found in it.

    but, i do not share the same thoughts you have about the elderly. [i wonder. how old are U? ] no bio, and who can believe them for sure anyway!

    age alone should not bring to someone 'love', 'honor', or 'cherished feelings' from others!

    1st: NOT ALL 'people are created equal', despite what our 'Founding Fathers' [in the u.s.] may have written; i doubt many of them believed it when they signed the document! ! i mean not all people are 'born to be loved, honored, and cherished', OR they are born that way, but............there can be 'complications'! ! !

    2nd: some very nasty (in some eyes) people have become part of the elderly! ! ! e.g. Hitler....well, he MIGHT HAVE if he hadn't been such an asshole! ha ha. are YOU laughing, i wonder (again i'm wondering) .

    well, i have a lot to do besides bothering you, but you left a comment recently on my 'Super Bugs' poem and, eventually i will acknowledge that (again!) . i always like to see who is doing the commenting.

    best wishes,

    bri :)
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  • (7/5/2015 11:01:00 PM)

    Excellent homage to life, experience and age.
    Shows many good and kind feelings
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  • Shahzia Batool (1/9/2013 9:35:00 AM)

    A respectful tribute to the respected beings! (Report) Reply

  • (11/25/2012 2:41:00 AM)

    Luvli thought and tribute to the elderly who pave the way for us all and who deserve dignity and respect to the end as you end the poem 'Deep within our heart' another tick in the right box for you...regards (Report) Reply

  • (11/18/2012 9:27:00 AM)

    An honorable tribute to the elderly whom you respect in the form of a nice poem. I enjoyed the thought as much as the write. Thanks and best wishes.
    Chandra Thiagarajan
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  • Valerie Dohren (11/17/2012 2:11:00 PM)

    There seems to be so little respect for the elderly in these youth-orientated days - a wonderful write which should be read by all. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (11/13/2012 11:09:00 PM)

    A befitting tribute to the Elderly who walked ahead of us leaving a trail for us to follow and a noble heritage for us to inherit, who are now old and gray! Let us be thankful to them forever and keep them in our prayers and fond remembrance! (Report) Reply

  • (11/13/2012 5:22:00 PM)

    A tremendous tribute, and such wonderful words. A real gem! (Report) Reply

  • (11/12/2012 5:24:00 PM)

    Absolutely beautiful and caring thoughts for us old timers.. I will treasure this. You
    exposed your character which is compassionate and thoughtful Oh.. for more like you
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  • Robinson (11/12/2012 6:50:00 AM)

    they sacrificed knowing that their efforts were not in vain
    And now are the silent tribunes witnessing our turn to share
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  • Poetheart Morgan (11/12/2012 5:43:00 AM)

    Finally a mark of esteem to ours elderly. Sensitive and caring. We owe a lot to them.Thanks for share with us! ! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 12, 2012

Poem Edited: Monday, November 12, 2012

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