Sadie

She pushes her shopping trolley along the side street
Gray haired old Sadie with gaps between her teeth
An octogenarian she lives on her own
And of better days in life she surely has known

Sadie she never was any man's wife
Or never had children to care for in life
Retired from her nursing job fifteen years ago
And time that ages all things has become her foe

The wrinkles of time on her aged face
Sadie is one who is ageing with grace
One who does not wear makeup or use hair dye
She is how she seem to Sadie does apply

From one in need of help she never turns away
Sadie she does her good deeds every day
Sadly people like her never know of renown
One of the ageing unsung of the town

When she does smile gaps between her teeth does show
Pushing her shopping trolley she shuffles on slow
Sadie has helped many people in need
She is a wonderful woman indeed.

by Francis Duggan

Comments (2)

Lovely character study, if she truly is a real person, its wonderful the you have immortalized her in this work.
When she does smile gaps between her teeth does show Pushing her shopping trolley she shuffles on slow Sadie has helped many people in need She is a wonderful woman indeed. - - - - - - - - -She is a wonderful woman indeed.And this is a wonderful tribute to the elderly lady for her humane and kindly character.