When your hair is sparkling silver
And your chest is wrinkled skin,
How can your life be useful?
How can you keep your grin?
I’ll tell you all my secret –
It’s not too hard to know.
You have to find your niches
And stay useful as you grow.
You can’t let age impale you
And make you feel extinct.
You have to keep on growing
And keep your life distinct!
So find out where your passions
Lead you to volunteer –
And soon skin and hair tone
Will bring you cause to cheer!
It’s only when we’ve given
A life of service sincere
That we can join the chorus
In a heartfelt round of cheer.
We must resolve to remain useful.
We must share our time with glee.
Then the outer image fades away,
And our joy is all they see!
Comments on: "Remaining Useful" (12)
This was so beautiful… Cheers to your spirit…
Thank you, Sundaram. I appreciate your affirmation. 🤗❤️
All my pleasure Jan…:-):-)
Absolutely love this 😊❤️
Thank you, Janae. I’m glad it spoke to you!
Wonderful wonderful poem! Thank you SO much for giving so much of yourself to help others. I love you! I hope I’m at least half the woman you are when I retire!
Thank you, DeDe, for the beautiful response. Of course you will never stop giving your sunshine to those around you. That’s who you are!! 👍🏽🤗♥️😍
Awesome Jan. I started seriously volunteering my time about eight years ago and I love it. I hope to do much more once I retire. It’s seriously rewarding and good to serve others in need.
Yes, in giving of our time, we receive so much more than we give, don’t we?
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Written in 2018 … as true and pertinent today as it was 4 years ago. Maybe more so!