To see an old woman in a state of despair really pained me a lot.

Desert Reveries By Desert Reveries, 17th Jan 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/2ab1zlik/
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"to feel the pain and burden of an old and weak woman that continues to forge on and refuses to give in to the harsh realities of life.."

Old Woman

My heart is filled with strain and sympathy
This picture that I never want to see
A loose feeling borne out of misery
When I looked on someone as frail as she

As she calmly gazed the camera lens
Beside the grass of the surrounding woods
A somber scene in a secluded dense
For an old woman of mere livelihood

A gloomy eyes with wrinkled hand and face
With a shred of cloth tied on her forehead
Hanging gray hair in brow that interlace
Wearing old garments cast in flowered beads

While she gently holds a sickle in hand
She slightly stooped on the weight of her back
She holds firmly with a string as she stand
The bundle of sticks behind like a pack

As I contemplate and looked more closely
In her eyes, I saw, a suffering heart
This woman who was deprived of plenty
To some, it's like life being torn apart

It's not the load on her back that I see
But a life of pain and adversity
The real truth that it can only be
A burden of poverty she carry

As to our life's daily and constant strife
To this old woman born of tragedy
And who have no power to enjoy life
To my God I ask why this mystery?

Tags

Adversity, Heart, Misery, Poverty, Tragedy, Woman

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author avatar Desert Reveries
I am currently working in Prince Sultan Airbase, as a Fire Technician, I love to write poetry,and I'm a contributor to 2 newspapers in the Phil and UAE

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