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Ruth Walters

Your Stalwart

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,
she'll look beautiful
for you.

Submitted: Thursday, July 11, 2013
Edited: Saturday, July 12, 2014

Topic of this poem: Love

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  • Veteran Poet - 3,857 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

  • Freshman - 1,217 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

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