Aging Gracefully ~ Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Is it even possible to age gracefully?
When you are in constant chronic pain?
You just want pain relief,

not a how to video on aging gracefully.
Not everyday is a bad day,

but most are.
That’s the difficult part for people to understand.

We can’t control our pain,
our pain controls us.
We each make a decision when to

take our pain medications.
Our doctors tell us to use it

when we need to.
At best, all we can do is age
as gracefully as our bodies

will allow us.

~The Tennessee Poet~
©Walt Page 2020 All Rights Reserved

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  1. It isn’t easy some days. But if you hold on tight to those good days and find the smallest of hope in the bad, it makes it a little easier. Love your all poems as they speak the truth of the moment. Take care!

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  2. Walt, I do believe it is possible to live and age gracefully even with an illness. I have known too many people who do. One sister in law with severe MS is smiling and always insist on making the coffee herself and cake. We are allowed to carry as she follows in her wheel chair.
    One guy in America with bad MD drove us around the most beautiful places and was always ready with laughs.
    He had to be helped into a wheel chair when we arrived to destinations.

    I could make a long story. I obviously dont know your degree of pain but see the joy of just being, being here and now. being alive.


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    1. You have a way of always making me see things from a different perspective and that always majkes me smile. And yes, I thank God everyday for just being alive here and now. I am blessed that I can still do the things that bring me smiles. Simple things like mowing the lawn and writing my poetry. Thank you for being my friend and not letting me sink into the bottomless pit of depession. My wife tells me I write too much about my pain and problems and not enough about all the good in my life. I need to work on that. Thank you Miriam, for all you are and for all you do.

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