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she was an old lady who lived in the woods

she grew corn and flowers and fruits

she lived with her dogs and with some old toads

who helped her collect herbs for her bubbling stews

she laughed away pain and sang away fright

she collected firewood for large bonfires at night

she chirped to the birds and listened to the worms

and could tell by the smell when the weather would turn

she was an old lady who lived in the woods

like she had always planned to be

she had a tumultuous past

but she knew nothing would last

no sorrow, no fright, no glee

she had learned to let go

of those things she would know

were not meant for her in this life today

but she also learned to love

deep and whole

those who came into her life and would stay

she was an old lady who lived in the woods

and she had learned to never forget

what made her happy

and what made her herself

and what made her the old lady that she was today

 

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