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Posted: 03 March 2005 at 6:29am | IP Logged
Crabby Old Woman
>
>  When an old lady died in the geriatric ward of a
> small hospital near
>  Dundee Scotland, it was believed that she had nothing
> left of any
>  value.
>
>  Later,when the nurses were going through her meager
> possessions, they
>  found this poem. Its quality and content so impressed
> the staff that
>  copies were made and distributed to every nurse in
> the hospital. One
>  nurse took her copy to Ireland. The old lady's sole
> bequest to
>  posterity has since appeared in the Christmas edition
> of the News
>  Magazine of the North Ireland Association for Mental
> Health. A slide
>  presentation has also been made based on her simple,
> but eloquent,
>  poem. And this little old Scottish lady, with nothing
> left to give to
>  the world, is now the author of this "anonymous" poem
> winging across
>  the Internet:
>
>  Crabby Old Woman
>
>  What do you see, nurses?
>  What do you see?
>  What are you thinking
>  When you're looking at me?
>
>  A crabby old woman,
>  Not very wise,
>  Uncertain of habit,
>  With faraway eyes?
>
>  Who dribbles her food
>  And makes no reply
>  When you say in a loud voice,
>  "I do wish you'd try!"
>
>  Who seems not to notice
>  The things that you do,
>  And forever is losing
>  A stocking or shoe?
>
>  Who, resisting or not,
>  Lets you do as you will,
>  With bathing and feeding,
>  The long day to fill?
>
>  Is that what you're thinking?
>  Is that what you see?
>  Then open your eyes, nurse,
>  You're not looking at me.
>
>  I'll tell you who I am
>  As I sit here so still,
>  As I do at your bidding,
>  As I eat at your will.
>
>  I'm a small child of ten
>  With a father and mother,
>  Brothers and sisters,
>  Who love one another.
>
>  A young girl of sixteen
>  With wings on her feet
>  Dreaming that soon now
>  A lover she'll meet.
>
>  A bride soon at twenty,
>  My heart gives a leap,
>  Remembering the vows
>  That I promised to keep
>
>  At twenty-five now,
>  I have young of my own,
>  Who need me to guide
>  And a secure happy home.
>
>  A woman of thirty,
>  My young now grown fast,
>  Bound to each other
>  With ties that should last.
>
>  At forty, my young sons
>  Have grown and are gone,
>  But my man's beside me
>  To see I don't mourn.
>
>  At fifty once more,
>  Babies play round my knee,
>  Again we know children,
>  My loved one and me.
>
>  Dark days are upon me,
>  My husband is dead,
>  I look at the future,
>  I shudder with dread.
>
>  For my young are all rearing
>  Young of their own,
>  And I think of the years
>  And the love that I've known.
>
>  I'm now an old woman
>  And nature is cruel;
>  'Tis jest to make old age
>  Look like a fool.
>
>  The body, it crumbles,
>  Grace and vigor depart,
>  There is now a stone
>  Where I once had a heart.
>
>  But inside this old carcass
>  A young girl still dwells,
>  And now and again,
>  My battered heart swells.
>
>  I remember the joys,
>  I remember the pain,
>  And I'm loving and living
>  Life over again.
>
>  I think of the years
>  All too few, gone too fast,
>  And accept the stark fact
>  That nothing can last.
>
>  So open your eyes, people,
>  Open and see,
>  Not a crabby old woman;
>  Look closer . . see ME!!
>
>  Remember this poem when you next meet an old person
> who you might
>  brush aside without looking at the young soul within
> . . we will all,
>  one day be there, too

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Posted: 03 March 2005 at 11:32am | IP Logged
Clapvery nice
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Posted: 03 March 2005 at 3:20pm | IP Logged
wow...thanx for sharing...
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Posted: 03 March 2005 at 3:56pm | IP Logged
nice...Thnx For Sharing.
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Posted: 03 March 2005 at 4:58pm | IP Logged
damn dats a realli nice poem.. thanks for sharing.. Clap
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Posted: 04 March 2005 at 4:41am | IP Logged
very good poem!Clap
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Posted: 04 March 2005 at 11:15am | IP Logged
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Posted: 04 March 2005 at 11:04pm | IP Logged
datz kewl thankz for sharin Clap

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