Sunday, January 14, 2007

The Riddle

Where’s an old women to go when the years
Leave her alone with her sighs and her tears,
Gray-haired and penniless, feeble and slow—
Where’s an old women to go?

What’s an old women to do when her kin
Fail to remember that hands, worn and thin,
Cared for them, slaved for them, all the years through—
What’s an old woman to do?

What an old woman’s reward for a life
Given to others as Mother and Wife,
Leaving her faltering, furrowed and scored—
What’s an old woman’s reward?
H. E. H.

Reward...What is an old women's reward?

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