Lorna (Cossett) Fryer
Besides writing poems, Lorna has worked as a stenographer for 6 years and as a teacher for 14 years. She is married and has four grown children and one step daughter. She is the daughter of an electrician, grandaughter of a farmer/fisherman and great grandaughter of a magistrate/farmer (one a farmer and one a magistate) she can trace her ancestry to the Mayflower. She has written a family ... more »
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The Hermit Within
Welll within this heart of mine
Lives a hermit - part time.
I pull him out and make him go,
'Though I have to pull his toe.
In the winter, he hides and holds me
Down, down, down to the ground.
He won't let me out, though I shout,
And say, 'I want to be free.'
The hermit within wants to stay in,
But in the spring he will not often win.
For the social girl I am, loves the spring
And during summer, expects everything.
So I put the hermit away so I can go play
And love the summer and it's happy day.
So then sleeps the hermit who pulls me ...