Tuesday, July 15, 2008

61. Feisty Finale

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.


Indrani said...

Fine lines of dedication... my respects too!

Kim said...

a wonderful poem for a wonderful blogger Brenda !!!

Suzanne said...

Just dropping in to say hi. Thanks for visiting my blog. You write some great poems.

Rinkly Rimes said...

Thanks, Suzanne. I'm fairly new to this game and it's nice to know I sometimes get a bullseye!

Dreamer said...

I just LOVE your poems, Brenda! Really lovely! This is a wonderful poem too!

My respects.


Bear Naked said...

What a nice tribute to Olive.
Her blog has been shut down now which is a shame because many people I'm sure would have enjoyed her previous posts.

Bear((( )))