The Old Faded and Worn Picture
The Old Worn And Faded Picture
The picture was faded, cracked, and worn,
Upon an old shelf this picture had been stored,
Their faces were worn and withered with age,
The faces of loved ones from long ago,
Who died in times filled with strife and woe.
The picture had been lost and forgotten,
Put there long ago, I wonder that it wasn't rotten,
I found it lying there on the shelf one day,
While rambling through the old house all alone,
I wrapped it in plastic to carry it home.
The picture I took home, and dusted it off,
There was so much dust, it made me choke and cough,
And there when all the dust had finally cleared,
On the faded yellow paper did appear,
The faces of my grandmother and an aunt so dear.
Now the picture has been finally restored,
And above my fireplace I've hung it with a cord,
The faces are bright and clear now,
Like the faces so love and dear from long ago,
Who lived and died in times of strife and woe.
by Pamlia Wall