Mask of Childhood
and Youth —
A Dreamer I am
An adventurer I am
Telling stories with crayon
Riding my Pony into the wind
Bashful I am – smiling at a boy
Inching toward the responsibilities of womanhood.
Busy Mask of
Loving I am – a man
Passing dreams to children
Adventures encouraging children
Telling stories – now with Paint
Teaching my children how to ride into the wind
Moving toward independent womanhood.
Mask of the
Old — Saying goodbye I am – To my heart / man / boy
But a dreamer I am – still
An adventurer I am – always
Telling stories with poetry and paint
Tending my pony as we remember riding into the wind
Slowly moving toward final goodbyes ....