When I am Old . . .
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When I am old,
I am no longer the same me.
Please understand my needs and be more patient with
When I spill soup over my clothes or when I forget how
to tie my shoelaces,
remember how I had taught you all these before.
When I keep repeating what you already know too well,
Please listen patiently and do not interrupt me.
When you were young, I had to keep repeating the same
story countless times till you fell asleep.
When I need you to assist me in bathing,
not blame me.
still remember how I thought of all ways to get you to
shower when you were young?
When I am ignorant of all the new technologies,
not laugh at me.
how I had patiently answered your every ‘why’ in the
When my legs can no longer support the weight of my
me to walk with your strong arms.
how I had supported you before in learning how to walk.
When I forget the topic in our conversation,
me a little more time to recall.
what we talk about is of no importance,
already grateful just with you by my side listening to
When you see me getting older and frailer, please do not
me and give me your full support,
what I did when you first learn to live your life.
In the past, I put you safely on life’s journey.
accompany me to the very end.
with all your love and patience and I will repay you
with a smile,
gratitude-filled smile representing my eternal and
limitless love for you.
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