The Girl I Used To Be.....  

rm_pussnballs4u 61M/54F
116 posts
7/25/2006 2:26 pm

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The Girl I Used To Be.....

The Girl I use To Be

She came tonight as I sat alone,
The girl I used to be....
And she gazed at me with her earnest eye
And questioned reproachfully:
"Have you forgotten the plans And hopes
I had for you?
The great career, the splendid fame,
all the wonderful things to do?
Where is the mansion of stately height
With all its gardens rare?
The silken robes that I dreamed for you
And the jewels in your hair?"
And as she spoke, I was very sad for
I wanted her pleased with me...
This slender girl from the shadowy past
The girl that I used to be.
So gently rising, I took her hand
And guided her up the stairs,
Where peacefully sleeping,
my Grandbabies lay
Innocent, sweet, and fair,
Where years before My babies lay
Totally free from care.
Then on to a room where my husband slept
Nothing could take the place,
Of the one who promised forever to love
"The sorrows of my changing face."
And I told her " these are my only gems,"
And precious they are to me."
That silken robes is my motherhood
Of costly simplicity.
And, "my mansion of stately height is love,
And the only career I know
Is serving each day in these sheltered walls
For the dear ones who come and go."
And as I spoke to my shadowy guest,
She smiled through her tears at me.
And I saw the woman that I am now
Pleased the girl I used to be.

the author is unknown to me,
But I thank M.M. for passing it on.

goodatpoetry2 67M
13230 posts
7/25/2006 10:08 pm

Very nice poem. Nice thoughts.

SirMounts 102M

7/28/2006 6:46 am

I like that very much, and thank you so much for sharing it, pussnballs. *smiling*

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