Olive Riley, the World's Oldest Blogger, has died at the age of 108. I have just read her last Blog, no doubt dictated, but in Olive's authentic voice. In it she speaks of enjoying a singsong with the nurses. That really appealed to me and this little poem is dedicated to her.
What were you singing, Olive,
As you lay there in your bed?
What were the little choruses
Revolving in your head?
A little of 'Daisy Daisy'
Or 'Two Little Girls in Blue';
The songs of your long-lost childhood
When the world was sparkling new?
We marvel at your staying-power,
The fact that you lived so long,
But the chief thing I'll remember
Is that you left life with a song.