Susanna Moodie

(Strickland)

Susanna Moodie Poems

1. Fancy And The Poet 1/3/2003
2. My Autograph 1/3/2003
3. The Sleigh-Bells 1/3/2003
4. The Dying Hunter To His Dog 1/3/2003
5. The Step Mother 1/3/2003
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The Step Mother

Well I recall my Father's wife,
The day he brought her home.
His children looked for years of strife,
And troubles sure to come --
Ungraciously we welcomed her,
A thing to scorn and blame;
And swore we never would confer
On her, a Mother's name

I see her yet -- a girl in years,
With eyes so blue and mild;
She greeted us with smiles and tears,
How sweetly too she smiled --
She bent to kiss my sullen brow,
With woman's gentle grace;
And laid her tiny hand of snow
On my averted face --

"Henry -- is this your son? She said --
"Dear boy -- ...

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