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By Geneva Poynter
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An old lady sits down to rest
Thinking of days gone by
When with all her might she’d invest
Give that “old college try.”

She worked with gladness all day long
Then cooked for family.
She even hummed and sang a song
With gladness, even glee.

Back then the days were just too short
To get all the work done.
Some plans she’d just have to abort.
The couch and some rest won.

She’d wash and clean from morn ‘til night
Even plant a garden.
She’d read and pray -God gave His light-
Trusting God for pardon.

She wonders where all the time went
While she worked at “nitty-gritty.”
God keeps and guides while in “this tent.”
There’s times it “ain’t pretty.”

Now she does one job for the day
Then gladly sits to think
Of how she might help in some way
A life not “in the pink.”



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Submitted: Friday, September 19, 2014

Last Updated: Saturday, September 20, 2014

About the Poet
I asked Jesus to be my Savior when I was 11 - that was almost 70 years ago as of June 2015. My husband and I had been married for 54 years as of March 2010 before he went Home to Heaven, and we have one son & daughter in law and 3 grandchildren.

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