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    Exclamation From a Crabby Old Woman!

    Crabby Old Woman
    When an old lady died in the geriatric ward of a small
    hospital near Dundee, Scotland, it was believed that
    she had nothing left of any value.
    Later, when the nurses were going through her meager
    possessions, they found this poem. Its quality and
    content so impressed the staff that copies were made
    and distributed to every nurse in the hospital. One nurse took her poem to Ireland.

    The old lady's sole bequest to posterity has since
    appeared in the Christmas edition of the News Magazine
    of the North Ireland Association for Mental Health. A
    slide presentation has also been made based on her
    simple, but eloquent, poem. And this little old
    Scottish lady, with nothing left to give to the world,
    is now the author of this "anonymous" poem winging
    across the Internet:

    Crabby Old Woman
    What do you see, nurses?...... What do you see?
    What are you thinking ............When you're looking at me?
    A crabby old woman ..............Not very wise?
    Uncertain of habit ................ .With faraway eyes?

    Who dribbles her food ............ And makes no reply,
    When you say in a loud voice... "I do wish you'd try!"
    Who seems not to notice ......... The things that you do,
    And forever is losing ...............A stocking or shoe?

    Who, resisting or not, .............. Lets you do as you will,
    With bathing and feeding ..........The long day to fill?
    Is that what you're thinking?? ....Is that what you see??
    Then open your eyes, nurse, .....You're not looking at me.

    I'll tell you who I am .............As I sit here so still,
    As I do at your bidding, ..........As I eat at your will.
    I'm a small child of ten ...........With a father and mother,
    Brothers and sisters ................Who love one another.

    A young girl of sixteen .............With wings on her feet
    Dreaming that soon now . ........A lover she'll meet.
    A bride soon at twenty, ...........My heart gives a leap,
    Remembering the vows ......... That I promised to keep.

    At twenty-five now, ............... I have young of my own,
    Who need me to guide ..........And a secure happy home.
    A woman of thirty, .................My young now grown fast,
    Bound to each other ..............With ties that should last.

    At forty, my young sons ...........Have grown and are gone,
    But my man's beside me ..........To see I don't mourn
    At fifty once more, ..................Babies play round my knee,
    Again we know children, ......... My loved one and me.

    Dark days are upon me, ...........My husband is dead,
    I look at the future, ................ I shudder with dread.
    For my young are all rearing ....Young of their own,
    And I think of the years ...........And the love that I've known.

    I'm now an old woman.............And nature is cruel;
    Tis jest to make old age ........... Look like a fool.
    The body, it crumbles, ..............Grace and vigor depart,
    There is now a stone .............. Where I once had a heart.

    But inside this old carcass .. ...... A young girl still dwells,
    And now a nd again, ................My battered heart swells.
    I remember the joys , ................I remember the pain,
    And I'm loving and living ..........Life over again.

    I think of the years .................All too few, gone too fast,
    And accept the stark fact .........That nothing can last.
    So open your eyes, people, ......Open and see,
    Not a crabby old woman; .........Look closer
    ....see, ME!!

    Remember this poem when you next meet an older person
    who you might brush aside without looking at the young
    soul within.....we will all, one day, be there, too!

    Okay, I know I'll get grief over this....sling away...:rolleyes:

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    thanks for the wake up call, precocious. and the tears.

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    both of u need a drink
    You have just read my signature. now piss off.

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    I think it is a beautiful poem precocious. Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dehawk
    both of u need a drink

    :claps: :claps:

    I think preco wrote this poem about herself while drinking;) The Scottish lady thing she just made up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMB27
    :claps: :claps:

    I think preco wrote this poem about herself while drinking;) The Scottish lady thing she just made up.
    One day you will notice your mortality. I recall when when I was immortal too.

    Nice poem Preco. It doesn't matter that the children don't understand.

    My sister is 65, my brother-in-law is 71. I just spent a wonderful weekend with them, showing them The City. They had never been here before but have always loved it through my eyes. Now they love it for having seen it themselves. 5 years ago my sister cared for my mother before she died at 91 after suffering from "dementia" for a few years.

    Here's my question. Should I e-mail my sister the poem?

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    i think you should email it to her, jerryp. when you do, let her know how wonderful it was that she DID see your mother for who she was, and how grateful you are that she took care of her, rather than putting the responsibility on a total stranger, who wouldn't take the time to care for and love her. i think this poem will mean a lot to your sister if she knows that you appreciate what she did.

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    I agree with clubchick, JerryP. Beautiful poem!

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    My concern is that it might be a little too emotionally restimulative. The "guy thing" would be to let it rest. It's one of those unspoken things because it trancends words (yes ladies, guys do feel that way but the yonger ones will never let on). I probably will send it to her but won't direct it to any particullar "incident". Just a "saw this, thought you'ld like it" kind of thing.

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    i'm glad you're going to send it.. and the way you said you will do it is the "guy way", jerryp. i was just telling you the girl way to do it, which will draw out more emotion in her and give the poem a whole new meaning, as well as make her feel closer to you ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JerryP
    My concern is that it might be a little too emotionally restimulative. The "guy thing" would be to let it rest. It's one of those unspoken things because it trancends words (yes ladies, guys do feel that way but the yonger ones will never let on). I probably will send it to her but won't direct it to any particullar "incident". Just a "saw this, thought you'ld like it" kind of thing.
    :hmm: now my
    I would send it as Clubby suggested, even tho you are a guy (or so you say ;) :p ) and I'll tell you why....because you ARE sending it to a WOMAN (not another MAN)...no such thing as 'too emotionally restimulative" for women (that only applies to guys because they do not appreciate getting 'emotional')...now for why...since I am a woman (or so I say ;) :p )...and I was the one out of all my brothers to actually care for my mother (all the holidays, Dr's appts, shopping, etc.)...if one of my brothers send it to me the way Clubby suggested, the emotions that would be stimulated would be good ones. Like "my brother finally realizes and/or appreciates" the efforts that I made for OUR mother. Don't be afraid of emotions Jerry...now where the hell did that Pinocchio guy go?

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    I see. Sounds good. Now all I need is a hanky smilie. Thanks for your input and suggestions (all three of you).

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    There ya go! ;)

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