If I were a pretty girl

If I were a pretty girl

A Poem by Daffy
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It does not matter at what stage of life we are, or how we look, life still gives its rewards.

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If I were a pretty girl,
With sparkling eyes and shining curl,
With luscious lash and pouting lips,
And shapely bust and curvy hips.

I then would feel no better than,
I do just now, my face so wan
And body thin and ag-ed torn,
With pain and bones so weak forlorn.

My children born and grown so fair,
That follow all my thoughts and care ,
And grandchild sitting on my knee,
Enjoys old grandma's tales with glee.

(Those tales that grandma spoke to me,
When I myself, sat on her knee).

So readers please take thought and heed,
The gifts of life we really need
The gifts of life we ne'er forget,
Or else, all us, will dear regret:

It matters not what time of life,
Not trouble, stress, nor times of strife,
Each, every part of life does give,
A gift of joy that all can live!

© 2013 Daffy


Author's Note

Daffy
I sat thinking badly today, and suddenly realised that I have so much to be grateful for.....it brought me home. So I thought I would share my thoughts with you all. Daffy

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What an uplifting, optimistic write this is. I especially liked the fact you are telling your grandchildren the stories your grandmother told you. From generation to generation (L'dor V'dor in Hebrew) means so much. Family stories are meant to go on and on. You are absolutely right, Daffy....whether we are old and gray or young with blonde curls bouncing, we have much to be grateful for in this wonderful life. Your wise life message comes across loud and clear. Truly a joy to read. lydi**

Posted 6 Years Ago


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Daffy

6 Years Ago

Oh, Lydi. Everyday I learn so much and now I have learnt L'dor V'dor. I knew no Hebrew at all. What.. read more



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What an uplifting, optimistic write this is. I especially liked the fact you are telling your grandchildren the stories your grandmother told you. From generation to generation (L'dor V'dor in Hebrew) means so much. Family stories are meant to go on and on. You are absolutely right, Daffy....whether we are old and gray or young with blonde curls bouncing, we have much to be grateful for in this wonderful life. Your wise life message comes across loud and clear. Truly a joy to read. lydi**

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Daffy

6 Years Ago

Oh, Lydi. Everyday I learn so much and now I have learnt L'dor V'dor. I knew no Hebrew at all. What.. read more
This is such a needed and wonderful message, Daffy! I have been known to whine about growing older, I wonder how many little details I have missed doing that foolish thing? Great reminder to be in the moment and to be thankful and in awe of the things we have done. Angi~

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Daffy

6 Years Ago

Thank you Angi for the review. Me too, to be sure. I must have missed a lot during the times that I .. read more
Excellent. Beauty and truth can often escape us, but not this time--not for you. Nor I. We've earned the right to enjoy life--all of it, and having that grandchild on the knee is an experience like no other.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Daffy

6 Years Ago

Thank you, Samuel, for this review. My granddaughter is wonderfully cherished. A 'once a week' treat.. read more
This is a wonderful message, Daffy! The outer view we give to the world matters more to ourselves than to those who love us, and they are the ones who matter most! This made me smile.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Daffy

6 Years Ago

Thank you so very much, Rita. To smile is a lovely thing to do, and we should all do it as often as .. read more
This is a wonderful poem that encourages us to look for the blessings in our lives. I really enjoyed your rhyme scheme too.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Daffy

6 Years Ago

well, thank you. Life has so much to give, we should open our arms and welcome it, as though tomorro.. read more
This is so lovely! There is indeed so much to be thankful for! I hope to find the same when I reach that point....

Posted 6 Years Ago


Daffy

6 Years Ago

Thank you for reviewing this, and your kind words. Daffy
I need to remember to think like this all the time!
Great write! Great spirit.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Daffy

6 Years Ago

Thank you David, I also, need to. Maybe we should allocate part of our 'praise' time, each day, to c.. read more
This has a beautiful flow and an important message that is just what I needed today. Well done!

Posted 6 Years Ago


Daffy

6 Years Ago

Oh, Sharon, that is lovely of you to say. I do so like to feel that I have helped someone. Thank you.. read more
This is quite simply beautiful :) I love, love the last stanza. Life in itself is a great blessing and a joy. We needn't be so despondent all the time. We need to make the best of what we have. This is life affirming poetry. Thank you for making my day! :)

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Daffy

6 Years Ago

Hallo Riya, thank you so very much for this review. I remember a song my grandmother used to say to .. read more

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom



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