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MY HOPE: A poem by Sr. Frances Smalkowski

December 16, 2017



Sweet tree --


You called out to me

With your many elderly open arms

Being so welcoming.


I was overcome!


Each day I visited you;

Felt your warm smile

And fierce inner strength.


How can I, too,

Be so worn

Yet with an aging beauty

Like yours?




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