Abandoned In The Snow

She was just a few days old
A little bundle of joy
When her worried teenage mother
Abandoned her in the snow.

She lay there in the freezing cold
unloved, unwanted a few days old
Filled an old woman passing by
Heard her whispering little cry

She lifted her and took her home
To a little cottage on a lonely road
And called her Rose of the white white snow

She reared her up so very well
With modesty and respect for all
A childhood happy and content
The pride of the woman old and bent-

She married later on in life
And nursed the woman who saved her life
She thanked the Lord and prayed each night
For the good Samaritan with failing sight.

by Patricia McAteer

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