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    My mum showed me that 'what do you see' poem when i was a kid - it made me cry my little heart out!
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    (Original post by eleenia)
    My mum showed me that 'what do you see' poem when i was a kid - it made me cry my little heart out!
    aww bless ur heart

    can someone please post the poem...i cant access the site.
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    (Original post by ThornsnRoses)
    can someone please post the poem...i cant access the site.
    What do you see nurses, what do you see?
    What are you thinking when you're looking at me?
    A crabbit old woman, not very wise
    Uncertain of habit with far away eyes
    Who dribbles her food and makes no reply
    When you say in a loud voice, "I do wish you'd try"
    Who seems not to notice the things that you do
    And forever is losing a stocking or a shoe
    Who unresisting or not lets you do as you will
    With bathing and feeding, the day long to fill
    Is that what you're thinking? Is that what you see?
    Then open your eyes nurse, you're not looking at me
    I'll tell you who I am as I sit here so still
    As I use at your bidding, as I eat at your will
    I'm a small child of ten, with father and mother
    Brothers and sisters who love one another
    A young girl of sixteen with wings on her feet
    Dreaming that soon now a lover she'll meet
    A bride soon at twenty, my heart gives a leap
    Remembering the vows that I promised to keep
    At twenty five now, I have young of my own
    Who need to me to build a secure, happy home
    A young woman of thirty, my young now grow fast
    Bound to each other with ties that should last
    At forty my young ones now grown will soon be gone
    But my man stays beside me to see I don't mourn
    At fifty once more babies play round my knee
    Again we know children, my loved one and me
    Dark days are upon me, my husband is dead
    I look to the future and shudder with dread
    For my young are all busy rearing young of their own
    And I think of the years and the love I have known
    I'm an old woman now and nature is cruel
    'Tis her joke to make old age look like a fool
    The body it crumbles, grace and vigour depart
    There now is a stone where I once had a heart
    But inside this old carcass a young girl still dwells
    And now and again my battered heart swells
    I remember the joys, I remember the pain
    And I'm living and loving life over again
    I think of the years, all too few - gone too fast
    And accept the stark fact that nothing can last
    So open your eyes nurses, open and see
    Not a crabbit old woman, look closer - see me.
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