Thursday, April 7, 2016

Older Mothers

They draw me to them
these women of old
A rare polished gem
more precious than gold

Wisdom from the wise
through the years have grown
So much certainty in their eyes
long-suffering they have known

They have prayed long
and surely learned how to pray
For everything that’s wrong
in each and every way

They are always there
through darkness of night
With each humble prayer
until the first morning light

With a patient heart
down through the years
To many burdens from the start
they’ve shed to many tears

They’ve conquered many things
with such beauty and grace
Captured what life brings
like the beauty of white lace

Such a gentle soul
and life’s most loving friend
Caring they surely do hold
on them you can depend

Many have been their days
through long countless time
They walk with God’s praise
in heaven they will shine

When their life is at end
and they’ve drawn their last breath
An angel God will send
to walk with them in death

© Susie Swanson, 2016


  1. This is beautiful, Susie. I love older women too, and I just met a friend of mine yesterday, who is around 70. They are wise and patient and giving and will always be there for you. Love this picture to go along with your poem. :)

    love, ~Sheri

  2. A lot of us are where we are today because of the love and prayers of our grandmothers and great grandmothers. I still miss my grandmother every day.

  3. Lovely words, Susie. It also makes me think of my grandmother. I hope you have a nice weekend.

  4. Susie, I miss all my mother's old lady friends. I miss my guardian angel friend, whom my mother thought of as a mom to her. Too bad for young people who will not take the time to listen and sit with an older person...for they are missing out on a bit of history. Blessings to you, xoxo,Susie
    p.s. hope you are feeling better.

  5. I guess I'm considered an older mother now, although most people tell me I don't seem to be as old as I am. My grandson told me, on my birthday celebration, "You're three quarters of a century old!" Wow! when you look at it that way....
    I still feel like there are many things I could learn from an older woman.

  6. That picture reminds me so much of my great grandmother Beck, I am going to have to check with family and see if anyone has any pictures of her. She always spoiled me rotten.