Susanna Strickland Moodie

(1803 - 1885 / Canada)

Susanna Strickland Moodie Poems

1. My Autograph 1/1/2004
2. The Sleigh-Bells 1/1/2004
3. Fancy And The Poet 1/1/2004
4. The Dying Hunter To His Dog 1/1/2004
5. The Step Mother 1/1/2004
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The Step Mother

Well I recall my Father's wife,
The day he brought her home.
His children looked for years of strife,
And troubles sure to come --
Ungraciously we welcomed her,
A thing to scorn and blame;
And swore we never would confer
On her, a Mother's name

I see her yet -- a girl in years,
With eyes so blue and mild;
She greeted us with smiles and tears,
How sweetly too she smiled --
She bent to kiss my sullen brow,
With woman's gentle ...

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