an old lady’s poem



When an old lady died in the geriatric ward of a small hospital near Dundee, Scotland, it was wrongly assumed that she had nothing left of any value.
But later, when the nurses were going through her meagre possessions, they found this poem.
Its quality and content so impressed the staff that copies were made and distributed to every nurse in the hospital.

source

Fahad Hameed

Fahad Hashmi is one of the known Software Engineer and blogger likes to blog about design resources. He is passionate about collecting the awe-inspiring design tools, to help designers.He blogs only for Designers & Photographers.

31 thoughts on “an old lady’s poem

  • August 29, 2017 at 9:49 pm
    Permalink

    Alzheimers …
    Love’s Greatest Test

    He doesn’t know her anymore
    but she knows who he is.
    Her husband, and her sweetheart
    and father of their kids.

    She made a humble vow to him
    upon their wedding day
    that she would love and cherish,
    and honor come what may.

    There is no greater test of love,
    or greater lesson learned,
    than from those whose given love
    no longer is returned.

    His memory has been taken
    but will one day be restored
    by the grace and healing power
    that will come from our dear Lord.

    What pure and heartfelt gratitude
    upon that day will be expressed
    by he who’s faithful sweetheart
    passed love’s greatest test.

    Ron Tranmer©

    Reply
  • August 29, 2017 at 9:49 pm
    Permalink

    Wonderful words this made me cry as I thought of my poor dear mother who spent her last years in a Dementia ward being treated just as this poem describes then finally by an unaccountable cruel NHS where old people die through neglect and cruelty routinely.

    Reply
  • August 29, 2017 at 9:49 pm
    Permalink

    My grandma lived in poverty for quite a bit, then at 16 when her step dad moved in she started sneaking out. As a young adult she met a man she wanted to settle down with and had one baby boy, but the man she fell in love with was abusive and a cheater. He left and she met a new guy. He was nice as first but history repeats itself and she was abused again, her baby boy now grown had beat the guy up and chased him out of town after finding his mother bloody in her home. She moved to Michigan and soon her son was living with her with his two children. They all lived under one roof for 10yrs till her son and his teenagers moved out.
    I am the daughter of the baby boy.

    Reply
  • August 29, 2017 at 9:49 pm
    Permalink

    My midget step-brother managed to make the most beautiful pole dancer I've ever seen fall for him as he used the Cupid Love System (search in Google). I wish I'd been pleased for him but I want such a hot young lady to fall in love with me. I'm really envious. Does that mean I'm a terrible individual?

    Reply
  • August 29, 2017 at 9:49 pm
    Permalink

    I looked at all the replies. I just think this is a excellent video clip. My cousin wishes to become exceptional with sexy ladies. He uncovered alot from Master Attraction. (Google it.) The tips concerned with getting women in night clubs from Master Attraction got him his 1st sex in 2 yrs. I was really bothered however coz I heard them all.

    Reply
  • August 29, 2017 at 9:49 pm
    Permalink

    the old lady is the original, it was written by Phyllis McCormack from scotland, and it was adapted and changed to be old man by dave griffith from Texas..

    Reply
  • August 29, 2017 at 9:49 pm
    Permalink

    the old lady is the original, it was written by Phyllis McCormack from scotland, and it was adapted and changed to be old man by dave griffith from Texas.. here's the link :

    Reply
  • August 29, 2017 at 9:49 pm
    Permalink

    Nurses, therapists, aides and caregivers for elderly are heros in my book. Great video. Senior health is my bag 😉 My channel features senior health videos. Check out my channel and sub me if you like thanks!

    Reply
  • August 29, 2017 at 9:49 pm
    Permalink

    as the saying goes where i am now you wil be where you are now i used to be nurses are heartless humans my mum died two wks ago she had bed sores she was in hospital for 3wks only at home for two years never got a bed sore there lazy diry cows hope it happens to you

    Reply
  • August 29, 2017 at 9:49 pm
    Permalink

    @ChobaniRedfox yes you can download it with youtube player, if you want it in better quality, write me a mail

    Reply
  • August 29, 2017 at 9:49 pm
    Permalink

    @LillyBunnyBoo Thank you, I'm glad this helps to understand. Good luck and a lot of Patience and Love for you, sonja

    Reply
  • August 29, 2017 at 9:49 pm
    Permalink

    Oh, God. How this has reached me…I am care taking my elderly mother at home. She's 90 and has a little dementia (mild). I do get frustrated with her sometimes, and lose my patience, and I sometimes don't see her as I'm giving her her pills or making sure she's brushed her teeth or is staying hydrated. This has moved me beyond belief…I'm sobbing now…and it has opened my eyes to why I'm caring for my beloved, beautiful mother…out of love. Nothing but love. Thank you for this.

    Reply
  • August 29, 2017 at 9:49 pm
    Permalink

    OMG! This is great! I am a Certified Nursing Assistant Instructor and I give this poem to my students each semester. It brought tears to my eyes to be able to see it and grasp a concept of it visually also with the music. Oh so touching.

    Reply
  • August 29, 2017 at 9:49 pm
    Permalink

    it´s an amazing vid

    it is so emotional and very very … i dont know what i hav to say

    I´ve tears in my eyes!! The music eh de the vid … NO All is so great

    Thanks for Upload

    greatings from Germany

    Reply
  • August 29, 2017 at 9:49 pm
    Permalink

    @generatorium its real and this is about as close to the 'real video' as I could find online without actually purchasing it.. I take care of my elderly mom at home and am attending nursing school..I seen it today in school as it is for all nurses to see and it brought me to tears..

    Reply
  • August 29, 2017 at 9:49 pm
    Permalink

    the images are not real,but the poem is real,and true for sooo many elderly! we will ALL be there soon!! so treat them with the respect they deserve,or your actions will come back to haunt you when you are finnaly in there shoes!

    Reply
  • August 29, 2017 at 9:49 pm
    Permalink

    Very touching. I will share this where ever I can in hopes that people remember to respect and love their elders. Thanks for sharing this poem.

    Reply
  • August 29, 2017 at 9:49 pm
    Permalink

    IMHO, the poem si not really appreciated like this. It is better to just read it without the distracting music and images.

    Reply
  • August 29, 2017 at 9:49 pm
    Permalink

    This made me cry, it is beautiful and I hope to have the honor of meeting her in person one day in Heaven

    Reply
  • August 29, 2017 at 9:49 pm
    Permalink

    the elderly have a lot to offer.check out gypwin on youtube and see.

    Reply
  • August 29, 2017 at 9:49 pm
    Permalink

    im a cna in a very busy hospital, and i couldnt agree with you more ludabug~making people smile before there last days,is one reason why i LOVE my job~

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *