Old Lady

Old lady, sitting in a chair,
Every day, I see you there…….
Looking out through the glass
Waving at me and all who pass.
Old lady, twenty years older than me,
I wonder who and what else you see:
Do others acknowledge and smile your way
To brighten up your housebound day?
Old lady, I see your room is dark,
Curtains back, empty and stark,
Cushions piled upon your chair
But you, sweet lady, no longer there.
I hate to ask or knock on the door
As we’ve never really spoken before,
But maybe it’s no time for sorrow
And you’ll be sitting there as usual tomorrow.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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21 Responses to Old Lady

  1. Steve Tanham says:

    Kind and deep, Pensitivity

  2. Jennifer New says:

    Very beautiful :)Jen

  3. Sadje says:

    Profound poetry.

  4. willowdot21 says:

    This is so true of today. We wave and smile, but when things change its hard to ask.πŸ’œ

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  6. Liz says:

    A lovely heartfelt poem. I am very surprised how I missed this in my newsfeed. X

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