SHE LIVED IN THE WOODS

       SHE LIVED IN THE WOODS


 Hidden from sunlight, beneath the tall ageing trees,

 Deep in the woods, alone lived she.

 A different kind of world, quiet except for the 
 Creatures that be,
 A woman so aged, seems that she'd been here for eternity.

 So far below that which grows, the falling rain can 
 Barely touch,
 In a rickety old cabin, she had not much.

 Only sounds of the woods kept her company,

 In a dark, lost, existence, she lived to be so old,

 Not of loneliness.

 Many things did she to occupy her moments of a life 
 meant to be,
 Never a face shown to her, only memories of childhood 
 Dreams.
 She lived in the woods, somewhere you see,

 An old, old, woman gone and not missed but who was she?


                  Keith Garrett 

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