Age Of Wisdom.

Each day our age increases,

The more we live

The older we get.

When we reach old age

We are lucky, as some never do.

We look back to the grace,

The grace of our youth,

Trying to go back to those times.

That quest is so futile

When we realise,

Realise that

Wisdom come with age,

And that the age of wisdom

Has many graces as well.

  • Author: Goldfinch60 (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: July 17th, 2021 01:12
  • Comment from author about the poem: Written after hearing some words said by Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation.
  • Category: Reflection
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  • Users favorite of this poem: Accidental Poet, Poetic Dan, Saxon Crow, Laura🌻.


  • dusk arising

    A mold we grow into and accept it's limitations with grace.
    Very well stated poetry Sir!

    • Goldfinch60

      Thank you d a, yes very true we must find our own limits in age and enjoy them.


    • Violet bluebell( used to be yellow rose)

      Nicely written )

      We are only as old as we feel ... so they say .

      • Goldfinch60

        So they say. In my mind I am in my 30s but when I try and do something physical I know that I am in my seventies.😂😂😂


        • Violet bluebell( used to be yellow rose)

          I am in my thirties but sometimes I actually feel older ... not always but sometimes ...

          Yes , in the mind ...

        • Doggerel Dave

          Andy - I'm not sure I had a graceful youth; not sure I have wisdom in old age. But beyond that message I can join the general celebrations 'cos I'm glad to still be here for sure - perhaps wisdom will come one day......

          • Goldfinch60

            You are still here Dave so all is good.


          • Accidental Poet

            We couldn't get to today without yesterday. Nice write Andy. ; )

            • Goldfinch60

              Very true AP, thank you.


            • Saxon Crow

              Faved for no other reason than Picard inspired you! Great poem GF

              • Goldfinch60

                Thank you SC. I get many ideas from Picard. “Make it so SC.”


              • MendedFences27

                No, No, No! We are not as old as we think, or feel. We are as old as we are.
                How we feel or think are completely separate.
                I was at the Doctor's the other day, minor problem, when this gentleman walks in looking fit as a fiddle. Thought he was 50 ish maybe 60. Fills out the necessary paper work, and then gets called to the desk; " Sorry Sir, you wrote your birth year as '22, this is only '21......"
                Well, I wasn't born this year, that's 1922." " Oh, so sorry, Wow!" I think he got the lucky draw in the gene lottery.
                It's just best to grow old gracefully. - Phil A.

                • Goldfinch60

                  Some people do grow old gracefully and do not look their age, let us hope it works for us as well Phil.


                • Laura🌻


                  Very wisdomous of you to pen such a discernible and savvy poem.

                  I enjoyed the read.

                  Thank you for sharing.


                  • Goldfinch60

                    Thank you Laura, much appreciated.


                  • myself and me

                    I don't know about the others, you sure have a lot of life wisdom I could use. Thank you.

                    • Goldfinch60

                      Most kind mandm, much appreciated.


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