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I Saw An Old Woman The Other Day MAG

June 29, 2008
By Continuum GOLD, Little Rock, Arkansas
Continuum GOLD, Little Rock, Arkansas
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I saw an old woman the other day,
Bent at the back,
Outran by time and age,
Standing there; a prisoner in her own body.
I threw a glance her way,
Just another one, counting down their days,
Or so I thought.

But then she raised her eyes,
And I looked into them,
Those piercing green eyes,
They tell a story; those eyes of hers,
Every speck of nonconformity, every twitch of the pupil,
Her joy and sadness, among countless others I’d imagine,
The moment of her moments: a compilation of her stories.

Overwhelmed to behold such a sight,
It’s rattled my heart and made me shudder.

I might’ve stared too long,
Because her eyes smiled at mine,
As I become a part of her story,
And she, a part of mine.

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on Apr. 3 2015 at 2:46 am
Iamwhoiam17 GOLD, Lake City Fl, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Just be yourself,if you are happy that's all that matter's.

I love this poem. Beautifully written! It is amazing! :) Please take and rate my poetry,I will appreciate it.

on Apr. 5 2012 at 12:16 pm
Jaycee92 PLATINUM, Lincoln, Nebraska
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Favorite Quote:
"Expect the Unexpected"

Great poem

on May. 16 2011 at 8:03 pm
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yo mamma

approach every situation like a dog if u can't eat it...

i luved it

on Apr. 8 2011 at 11:02 pm
silentlyspoken BRONZE, Wentzville, Missouri
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Amazing.  Great job!

on Feb. 23 2010 at 5:27 pm
JustBeingME SILVER, New Bedford, Massachusetts
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Oh. My God. Fantastic!!!

on Sep. 22 2009 at 8:38 pm
clareace-g BRONZE, Newark, Delaware
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Favorite Quote:
"holding onto anger is like holding onto a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one that gets burned" -- Buddha

lovelovelove this!

on Aug. 6 2009 at 4:54 am
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on Jul. 4 2009 at 4:13 am
taintedannex GOLD, Hong Kong, Other
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Favorite Quote:
The truth is that at some point, everyone's going to hurt you. You just have to decide who's worth the pain.

Some say having something to lose is what makes you vulnerable. I believe that having something to lose only makes you stronger.

an amazing poem! :D

em said...
on Jun. 29 2009 at 1:04 am