General Poetry posted September 13, 2023 Chapters:  ...5 6 -7- 8... 

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A child makes friends with an older lady.

A chapter in the book Sories Poetically Speaking

Spring/December Friendship

by BethShelby

Childhood Friendship Contest Winner 

I didn’t have a lot of choice

when I was only five,

but everybody needs a friend

as sure as we’re alive.


There wasn’t anyone my age

who ever came around,

but older ladies need friends too,

whenever they're in town.


Miss Mattie was the friend I chose,

because she liked me too.

She visited my grandma when

she’d nothing else to do.


My grandma had too much to do

to sit around and chat,

but I was just the perfect one

to help her out with that.


Miss Mattie told me lots of tales

because she loved to talk,

and even though she used a cane,

sometimes we’d take a walk.


She told me stories of her life

of when she was a child.

The things she did were so funny,

they always made me smile.


I loved it when Miss Mattie came

and stayed a day or two.

I knew I'd have a good time with

the nicest friend I knew.


Some people said she liked to come,

cause room and board were free.

but I am sure the reason was,

she came because of me.



Childhood Friendship
Contest Winner


Mattie knew my grandparents and often visited. Although they didn't welcome her visits, they put up with her, because I loved it when she came. I was an only child with no kids around my age to make friends with.
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