Treasure Island

Walterrean Salley

(Savannah, Ga)

A Tribute to the Elderly

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.

Submitted: Monday, November 12, 2012
Edited: Monday, November 12, 2012

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  • Ken E Hall (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

  • Chandra Thiagarajan (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 (Report) Reply

  • 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

  • Joseph Anderson (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 (Report) Reply

  • Thomas A 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 (Report) Reply

  • 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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