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Beatitudes for friends of the aged

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Blessed are they who understandMy faltering step and palsied hand.

Blessed are they who know that my ears todayMust strain to catch the things they say.

Blessed are they who seem to knowThat my eyes are dim and my wits are slow.

Blessed are they who looked awayWhen coffee spilled at table today.

Blessed are they with a cheery smileWho stop to chat for a little while.

Blessed are they who never say, "You've told that story twice today."

Blessed are they who know the waysTo bring back memories of yesterdays.

Blessed are they who make it knownThat I'm loved, respected and not alone.

Blessed are they who know I'm at a lossTo find the strength to carry the Cross.

Blessed are they who ease the daysOn my journey Home in loving ways.

- Esther Mary Walker