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She Loved Me

By LinnieJane Burks

(Grandma Sarah Jane Joslin)

Foot piece on an old wheelchair--
     Oft there, I'd fly,
Hiding from taunting words or jeers.
     I'd wipe my eyes.
Seething like fire, in childish breast
     Self-pity blazed--
Hatred for friends who'd disagreed
     Grew in this maze!

Foot piece on an old wheelchair--
     Grand place to pout;
But, wait! Wise old Grandma's eyes
     Soon found me out!
She loved enough to stop
     Such evils ere they'd root and grow.
"Up and out with you!" she'd snap,
     "You have a better side than this to show."

©circa 1950's Linnie Jane Joslin Burks

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