Today I Walked, but slowly

 

Today I walked, but slowly

For age held on my arm

Recounting rich and tiring journeys

Four and ninety years since born.

At fifty years, she’d held my frame,

A new life as another passed.

From sacrifice and service taught:

A legacy’s not cheaply bought.

Today I walked, but slowly

Before the honor passed’

To hear old stories of devotion

Knowing this might be my last

To hold and guide a frailer form

For one who’s faith had spared from harm

Many who’d crossed through her doors

For food and shelter, love the more.

Today I walked, but slowly

With time alone to tell

That in this life, we have but only

Time to give and spend as well.

 

Karen Weber @June 2001

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