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An Old Woman By the Window

i see her everyday on my way to work
she is there by the wide window of
an old house near the road where i used
to come and go
silver hair in a neat bun
tired wrinkled hands
and chinky eyes that were always
staring at a distance
as if waiting for something
or someone?

and so it goes day by day
she sits by her window with her lonely gaze
i wonder what thoughts are in her tiny head
was she happy in her younger years
or did she loathe life's miseries

were there dreams she still dream or
was she resigned to her fate
were there questions left that haunt her still
is she waiting for the answers?

i will never know
the last time i looked
the window was empty
she sits there no more.

Submitted: Monday, October 03, 2011
Edited: Saturday, May 04, 2013


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  • Besa Dede (5/3/2013 9:39:00 PM)

    Good write Eloida! I like the layout of the poem. Free verses always make a good poem.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Regards,
    ~Besa

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  • Babatunde Aremu (5/3/2013 6:30:00 AM)

    Life is a mystery. The old woman was once vivacious like us. Great write

  • Babatunde Aremu (5/3/2013 6:30:00 AM)

    Life is a mystery. The old woman was once vivacious like us. Great write

  • Jayne Davies (5/3/2013 12:53:00 AM)

    Lovely poem! Well done!

  • Lucy Lae (5/9/2012 12:50:00 PM)

    We all find ourselves wondering about that woman in the window..... I really enjoyed the write tho :)

  • Sharon Smith (3/1/2012 8:05:00 PM)

    These things you notice are the things that you think about, off and on, in your life. You may find it will have a deeper meaning for your life to come.
    A lovely poem eloida..one that makes you stop and picture the empty window with a little saddnesss. I had an experience with an elderly couple when I was a very small girl. I have written about that..and still think of it today. I will post it if I can.

    Regards...Sharon.

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