This is a poem by Lilly M. Sharp.
“Old Folks Day”
My dear friends and comrades;
One year has passed away
Since we met here before
To celebrate Old Folks Day.
There has been lots of changes
All around we know;
But this day comes to cheer us,
As the years come and go.
The days and hours seem to drag;
But the years go swiftly by
And time goes on just the same,
Whether we live or die.
The friends we knew in childhood;
Are the ones we hold most dear,
For we’ve grown old together;
Which makes us all so near.
There seems to be real comfort
In meeting old friends so dear;
And hear their joyous laughter,
Mingled with their fears.
This old folks day brings sunshine
Into our hearts once more,
As we all get together,
As we did in days of yore.
So come happy old folks day
And fetch us lots of cheer;
For you don’t know how we’d miss you,
If you didn’t come once a year.