OLD SPARKLE ..AND SHINE!
BY GLORIA FAYE BROWN BATES/ aka GRANNY GEE
As I look out 'my windows' I see and appreciate the trees, the sky
I sit here , I'm very old and have been here as long as I
Can remember... I am very tall, imposing... a shadow of myself, you see
Though knowing this, just know my feelings are young, I'm still me
I could be a house... or a person.... a little attention can make me shine
with lights or a bright smile that's all.... mine!
Remember when you look at an old house... and 'old' person now
They look like that on the outside, inside they are the same, I'll tell you how
As a house, a person becomes older they begin to realize they think the same
They are more mature in looks, thoughts...just more tame
When young and free-spirited, one can be wild, and daring
As they become older, they become mature and very caring
I look out my windows with my old, aging faded out eyes
I still think young and I'm still free-spirited, though I'm old and wise
So, when you look at me.. know that I'm 'more than' the old house/person you see
Remember... inside is where it counts... I'm still me!
I feel so happy and free, so surprised when I see my faded glory
A shadow of myself, unnoticed..boring... who would believe I have quite a story
So, when you look at me, a house or person... only if you take time
will you see the old sparkle and shine... that's all mine!