Patricia Wilton-King, a retired shop worker from Dunham Hill, originally wrote the poems as something to leave to her children.
But with it being the season of goodwill, Patricia came up with the idea of using the book to raise money for Age Concern.
She said: “My mum sadly passed away around two years ago, and Age Concern was a great help.
“My mother was housebound and Age Concern provided a companion to take her out and spend time with her. I am very grateful for everything they did. Donating the proceeds from the book is a way of paying them back.”
Patricia, who has never written poetry in the past, lives with her husband Bertram, and has two sons and a daughter in which she has dedicated her book to. She said the biggest inspiration for her poems comes from times that she has spent with her family.
The book, entitled I Remember, Poems and Rhymes, is available now in selected Age Concern stores at £2.50. All proceeds go to Age Concern.