A Basket Of Goodies
Why do the the people call you Crabby
by sylvia spencer
is it because your clothes are shabby.
Why have the people called you this awful name
I think their at fault and you are not to blame.
Your life is poor and you cannot afford to be
dressed in fine silks like some rich Lord.
I would like to know more about your sad life
maybe you can tell me if you have been a wife;
or a mother who has found it hard to survive.
Your face tells of sadness of long ago and your
hands tell of hard work, a full picture of woe.
Life has delt a hard blow, and it shows in your face
so why did you let ignorance take away your grace
You have your memories and know doubt you feel proud
so don't take any notice of the bickering crowd.
You have your castle on this park bench, but the
people won't get near you because of the stench.
This is a life you have chosen for yourself, a life of
sadness, poverty and most of all bad health.
I can leave you a basket of goodies every day
but you are a woman of the road and tomorrow
you will be on your way.