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This old woman
Is in her rocker,
Looking off,
With absent expression,
With lost affections,
In the sagging mouth,
Behind the eyes.

Tired, white hands rest,
One clutching a bit of fruit.
A shawl about those fragile shoulders barely warms.

She’s in a garden – inhabiting –
Head seeming to rest on a gnarled old tree,
Flowers and leaves so summer young,
Hidden mysteries everywhere,
Cloudless day, without a care.

Oh, the contrast disturbs, sickens!
The intrusion!
The inner rattle!

One struggles against ire, against pity,
Sensing both the beauty, and the decay.

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  1. Date: 9/5/2012 2:40:00 PM
    Daver,great inspiration to the old and young.Keep it up.

  1. Date: 9/2/2012 4:57:00 PM
    Daver, a very fine poem.. the lady in her rocker,,reminds me of real vivid pictures i've seen...thank you always...PD

  1. Date: 8/31/2012 8:29:00 AM
    wow, DAver, what a contrast that you made with this one. I love reading this kind of poetry that really gets to me!! GREAT imagery and lucidity! (yep, I know what you mean about dogs. We had to get rid of our dog too a long time ago)

  1. Date: 8/30/2012 4:29:00 PM
    A poignant write, daver. She sounds so lonely and isolated. Wrapped within a cocoon of daydreams she can find beauty and peace. Okay, I'm focusing on the lighter part of this write.:) Best wishes! Love, Mikki

  1. Date: 8/30/2012 3:43:00 PM
    A chapter of contrasting observations and scene over scenery Daver, enjoyed the read muhc indeed:) Take care Joe..

  1. Date: 8/30/2012 3:37:00 PM
    A winner, my friend! Really enjoyed your little tale, Dave... cheers, Jack

  1. Date: 8/29/2012 6:13:00 PM
    Nice poem, enjoyed it!!! Hugs Laila

  1. Date: 8/29/2012 2:32:00 PM
    Now, this is my kind of very good Dave-r. BG