Francis Duggan

Thelma - Poem by Francis Duggan

Thelma know all about life's sadder side
Since her only child Jan in her forties died
But in public places Thelma hide her tears
So noble for one in her twilight years.

I've not seen her in melancholy mood
And i admire her for her fortitude
Where lesser soul might crack under the strain
Brave Thelma never known once to complain.

She's eighty seven or so i've been told
And some may look on that as very old
But Thelma's health is good, her mind is sane
And she don't ail from any ache or pain.

That look of wisdom in her soulful eyes
She's gentle and kind hearted and she's wise
But Thelma know about life's sadder side
Since her daughter Jan in her late forties died.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 6, 2008

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