Thursday, November 1, 2018

She Loved Me

(Grandma Sarah Jane Joslin)

Foot piece on an old wheelchair--

     Oft there, I'd fly,

Hiding from taunting words or jeers.

     I'd wipe my eyes.

Seething like fire, in childish breast

     Self-pity blazed--

Hatred for friends who'd disagreed

     Grew in this maze!

Foot piece on an old wheelchair--

     Grand place to pout;

But, wait! Wise old Grandma's eyes

     Soon found me out!

She loved enough to stop

     Such evils ere they'd root and grow.

"Up and out with you!" she'd snap,

     "You have a better side than this to show."

©circa 1950's  Linnie Jane Joslin Burks

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