Ruth Walters


Your Stalwart - Poem by Ruth Walters

She's pale now,
her eyes
still sparkle brightly
but she's frail now.

She's wise now
more wise than you may know,
more spirited,
yet low.

Through life's mires
ups and downs
she's struggled
to come through

but though she's pale now,
tomorrow
she'll look beautiful
for you.


Comments about Your Stalwart by Ruth Walters

  • Gold Star - 9,642 Points Bri Edwards (7/6/2014 7:55:00 PM)

    thanks for sharing, Ruth. at the end i wondered if the she in the poem had actually just died (pale now) . but tomorrow she will look beautiful........because of the work of the cosmetologist at the funeral home. honestly i thought of that as one interpretation, and i like it. how about you?
    i'm also sending a private message about this to you. : ]) bri (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 8,907 Points Khairul Ahsan (7/23/2013 12:57:00 AM)

    but though she’s pale now,
    tomorrow
    she’ll look beautiful -
    for you.
    Amazing! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,313 Points Jesus James Llorico (7/14/2013 8:13:00 PM)

    Beautifully penned, This poem speaks of a woman who used to be strong,
    dependable and someone to lean on to, but now that she's aged a lot, even
    weaker physically yet more wiser than before. A lovely poem, definitely she's
    more beautiful than anyone can see. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 432 Points Danny Draper (7/13/2013 8:01:00 AM)

    A beautiful and gentle tribute to our elderly and to one in particular. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 4,577 Points Is It Poetry (7/11/2013 2:21:00 PM)

    As pale as I she sounds...iip (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, July 11, 2013

Poem Edited: Saturday, July 12, 2014


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