She talks about her schoolgoing days and the friends she had then
The people she has not seen for years now ageing women and men
They would seem strangers to her now though she doesn't see it that way
Young in her memory they remain without wrinkles or gray,
People do not remain young and nothing stays the same
Where is he now her girlhood love the years have left him tame?
His light brown hair his dark brown eyes he had a ready smile
A laid back handsome teenager and he was free of guile,
She left her Hometown by the lake in search of a better life
Long since estranged from her husband she was a battered wife
Her son and daughter in their late twenties have young children of their own
They now have their own lives to live and apart from her have grown
And still she thinks of her Hometown and a young man she knew there
Who like her sought the better life and went to live elsewhere.
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem