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Home By the Sea...


I bought an old painting
called A Home By the Sea.
In it there's an old woman,
who's what I'd like to be.
Sure her days are shortly numbered,
and time has marred a face so fair,
but the woman by the cottage
has not a single care.
A sea of blue surrounds her,
yet she doesn't yearn to roam,
because she's cozy and content
beside her quiet little home.
And you get a certain feeling
as you gaze down from above,
that her cottage is a place
of comfort and love.
Her home is very humble,
but her home is very warm,
and the walls seem thick and sturdy
a refuge from the storm.
It's surrounded by great trees
who wear autumn's scarlet crown,
and the woman sits beneath them
as the sun flows gently down.
She sits there so peacefully
sewing in the shade,
not a care or worry
to trouble the maid.
She's far removed from
worry and strife,
at peace with who she is
and what she did with her life.
And I can't help but wish
that the lady was me,
for she may have
no wealth or beauty,
but at least she's free.


"Home By the Sea," written and designed by Bobette Bryan, 2003


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Music: "Blue Morning Glories, Original Composition, (c) 2003 by Bruce De boer.
Used with permission."